Here at St John Bosco we like to give our pupils a say in running the school. Children have the opportunity to be part of several groups, all of whom have an impact on the direction and decisions made by school.
Pupil Leadership Team
The School Council has evolved into a pupil leadership team.
Two representatives per class from Year 2 to Year 6 sit on this committee. To be elected, children have to give a speech in front of their class to tell them why they believe they would be a good pupil leader. Every child in the school has a vote in the elections.
School Council meetings are held regularly in school. Issues that arise in class are discussed and the link teacher then represents the school council to report back to the head teacher or at staff meetings. Feedback and further action plans are always given at the next school council meeting.
The pupil leaders also take part in learning walks, pupil interviews and occasionally even attend Governor meetings. They also have an input into school improvement and how funds are spent to make our school even better.
All pupils are in one of four houses: St Bernadette, St Theresa, St Peter and St Paul.
Children are able to earn points for their house through good work and behaviour. Also, during the year there are various inter house competitions involving sport and other activities.
Each week the House Captains count up the points from each class and a weekly winner is announced. This winner is given a star to put on the leader board. The House with the most stars at the end of each term win a prize.
- Autumn = Cinema trip
- Spring = Spacehoppers trip
- Summer = Park trip
Our prefects come from Year 6 and can be identified by their blue jumpers.
The prefects have various jobs of responsibility around school and also show visitors around and act as ambassadors.
The prefects are selected at the start of term based on their behaviour and attitude around school. They have a very important role to play.
Friends Against Bullying (FABs)
The FABs are our friends against bullying. They ensure that everyone in our school is happy and has someone to play with.
Our job is to get equipment from the container and keep it tidy. We also run fun activities at lunch time.
We also have a group of children from Year 6 who go down to the infant playground every lunch time to help out and organise games and activities.
They do a great job and the younger children love to have these role models to look up to! We have two Head Infant Buddies and their job is to help manage and organise the other buddies.
We help Mrs Briscoe by running liturgy and prayer services at lunch time, helping to set up mass, tidying and organising the prayer garden and keeping our prayer areas in class up-to-date according to the liturgical calendar.
Our job is to help set up ICT equipment, help other pupils with ICT issues in class and do jobs such as the laptop in mass.