Head Boy and Head Girl
Josh and Hanna were elected to be the Head Boy and Head Girl of RAPS. After the role was introduced to Year 6 they self-nominated and recommended pupils who would make suitable Head Boys and Head Girls.
As the children were not in school over the summer term, class teachers spoke to potential candidates over the phone, asking questions such as “why would you be good for the role?” Once they had spoken to class teachers a panel of staff decided which candidates they felt would be most suitable for the job.
All children who took part in the selection process should be incredibly proud of themselves as it was not an easy decision for anyone to make.
School Councillors are elected in class at the end of each academic year. School Councillors are responsible for telling classes about proposed changes in school and gathering their thoughts and votes.
In October KS2 School Council members attended the Children’s Anti-Bullying Conference. The theme was ‘All Different, All Equal’. They learned about the positive and negative consequences of uploading videos to YouTube, how vulnerable adults can be victims of bullying and the role of Young Carers.
At Richard Avenue Primary School we have a playground squad. This is a team of Y6 pupils who help children at playtime or lunchtime.
Our Playground Squad wear caps and badges so they are easily seen by other pupils. They apply for the job, are interviewed at the end of Y5 and then are trained for the playground. The Playground Squad are trained to play with children, help people who are lonely or upset and how to get help from an adult. We have a friendship stop where the Playground Squad help pupils. We also have playtime rules displayed on the infant and junior yard.
Two members of the Playground Squad are also members of the Anti-bullying Team. This helps us as a school to identify any bullying problems and playtime and lunchtime.
Our prefects at RAPS are very important.
At the end of Year 5 pupils who want to be a prefect have to write and present their prefect manifesto to the other pupils in our school. The rest of the pupils score the Year 5 pupils. The prefects are then selected by their scores from the manifesto and by staff who know their strengths. When they are in Year 6 and have special jobs throughout the school to help other children and teachers. They help to make the school be organised. Being a prefect is good experience for pupils because it helps them to be more responsible.