Waterside Primary School prides itself in enabling our children to have their voice heard and to offer children of all ages the opportunity to lead and be active members of our school community.
We offer the children a variety of opportunities to be leaders. We continue to champion our children with these roles and support their understanding of how important it is to give them opportunities to be active young citizens and play a positive role in all aspects of school life.
What opportunities for Pupil Leadership do we offer?
- School Parliament
- Digital Leaders
- Play leaders
- Class Ambassadors
- Sports leaders
- Wellbeing Ambassadors
What are our next steps for pupil leadership?
As the year progresses, we are looking to develop our pupil leadership further by offering children the opportunity to volunteer to be an eco ambassador for their class too.
After learning more about Democracy, we have seen Reception through to Year 6 hold an anonymous election at the start of the year to vote for their new School Parliament member. Two members are elected per class to represent their views and to feedback on any discussions they have had in their class. School Parliament allows the children to have a say in the decisions that affect them. They can promote and support what they believe in.
The role of our School Parliament is:
- to represent the views of the children;
- to raise issues with the adults and tell them about any problems;
- to have a say in decisions about things that affect the children at our school;
- to play an active part in making our school a better place.
The School Parliament meets every half term to discuss issues that are important to the children or to provide pupils' opinions to help our school leadership team make decisions.
Sometimes the children will choose items to be discussed, and sometimes the school leadership team will ask that a matter is taken to the School Parliament so that they can find out what the children think.