Sandal Primary School children are proud of their Junior Leadership Team which has replaced our previous School Council. They think it is very important that they can are share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions about things that matter to them and that these views are taken into consideration and valued. We like everyone to be able to contribute to the way things happen in school. Our Junior Leadership Team gives every child in school a ‘voice’ through each elected class representative so that everyone in school can ‘have their say’.
The objectives of the Junior Leadership Team are to:The meetings are held every week and the team discusses each item from the prepared agenda. Classes suggest things they would like discussing to their representatives, who can raise the issues at the meeting. The year 6 children have important roles within the meetings – there are two Year 6 secretaries. Miss Ali supports the children and helps them to run their Junior Leadership Team, although key stage 2 children lead the meetings and raise the items on the agenda for the team to discuss.
The representatives feedback information to their classes about what has happened during the meeting and this usually leads to further discussion and debate within classes. The minutes are taken and distributed by the pupils to each class.
1P Bea and Euan
1S Willow and Archie G
2P Seb and Katie
2S Charlie and Alexandra
3P Ben and Jessica
3S Sophie and Elliott
4P Nate and Elsie
4S Thomas and Matilda
5P Ben and Astrid
5S Alex and Ellie
6P Paegan and Alex
6S Ruby and Oliver
Last term, the Junior Leadership Team made a fantastic start in their new roles. Working collaboratively, they planned and organised a range of events including Children in Need and The Shoebox Appeal. They took each challenge in their stride and showed real maturity and leadership. Whilst having fun and practising their debating, organisation and communication skills, they were also able to raise lots of money for these worthy causes.
Over the next term, JLT have a range of tasks to focus on. They will be working alongside the kitchen staff regarding the new school menu and providing valuable feedback. The children have also started to consider uses for the outside woodland area and how this could potentially be further developed to utilise this great outdoor space.
We also received a certificate from the Speaker’s School Council Awards, recognising our achievement in the ‘Uniform for Children in Gambia’ project.