Pupils as Leaders
There are a number of opportunities for our pupils to exercise their leadership skills and show commitment to roles throughout the school.
Each class has a system in which monitors are chosen to be responsible for a particular area of the classroom or routine for their class.
When pupils are in Key Stage Two, they have the opportunity to be Playground Buddies. This is chosen on a weekly basis and awarded to those children who have demonstrated a principled and balanced approach to school life in the preceding week. While being a Playground Buddie, they support positive play at break and lunch time and support staff in setting up activities during these times.
Each year, two representatives from each class from Year 2 upwards are voted by their peers to become School Councillors. These pupils attend a fortnightly meeting to discuss school initiatives, consult on school policies and support whole school events.
These are chosen by staff for demonstrating the learner attributes consistently and, as a result, are role models to their peers. They are invited to represent the academy at events both in and out of school and to welcome visitors to our school on special occasions.
Our school community is divided into four houses, named after ships and vessels important to our local maritime history. They are;
House Captains are voted in for each house and are expected to be proactive in leading initiatives, whole school competitions and fundraising for charity.