Pupil voice

School Council

All children are given the opportunity to be a school council representative for their class. A different pair of children are selected to be a representative for their class every year.

The council representatives are selected to speak about the issues that their class have raised and discuss them during the school council meetings. When concerns are discussed in the group, solutions are suggested which are then taken back to the class. If the school council are not able to solve them, some concerns may be taken to the deputy and headteacher for consideration. The school council also meet and give a presentation to the governors on their roles and future projects for our school.

School Council have been involved with resolving the issues around school lunches. They have attended meetings with the catering staff and manager where together they agreed on the menu choices for the school.

School Council are actively involved with the wider community and take the opportunity to discuss and attend meetings on issue that effect our local community with the local council and other personnel

First Aiders

First Aiders are pupils voted by their teacher. The teacher will vote for the person who they believe to be a caring, sensible and helpful. The role of a Junior First Aider is to work alongside a staff member and be able to assist with simple first aid duties and tasks such as; being supportive to an injuired child, collection and distribution of first aid boxes, bum bags, hi-viz jackets and first aid supplies. They can be easily identified by their green "First Aid" sash.

Play Leaders

Play Leaders are role models for the entire school. They demonstrate to others how to play, how to play safely and how to include everyone. They encourage pupils to improve their sport skills and to try their best. As they are encouraged to include all pupils they make playtimes and lunchtimes a fun and happy time.

Play Leaders are on duty every day at playtimes and lunchtimes. There are twenty Play Leaders altogether and four on duty daily. They can be easily identified by the red fleeces with gold lettering saying Play Leaders on the back. The Play Leaders also meet and give a presentation to the governors on their roles and responsibilities at our school.

Peer Mediators

Peer Mediators are pupils, who have received training to help resolve minor conflicts with children of the same age.

Peer Mediators receive two days training to teach them all about mediation. They learn about new concepts like impartiality and prejudice, along with negotiation skills and effective listening. They understand that if they are unable to deal with all conflicts that arise they take such issues to an adult.

Peer Mediators are on duty one day a week, at playtimes and lunchtimes. There are twenty Peer Mediators who have one duty day every week. They can easily be identified by the black fleeces with gold lettering saying Peer Mediators on the back. The Peer Mediators also meet and give a presentation to the governors on their roles and responsibilities at our school.

Ambassadors

Ambassadors are our Y6 children who take on a number of responsibilities throughout the school. The Ambassadors can be identified through the white shirt and ties that they wear whilst on duty. They take responsibility and talk about things that affect them and work on issues to help improve the school environment. As Ambassadors they are expected to set an example to the rest of the school.

The Ambassadors are given the opportunity to meet and give a presentation to the governors on roles and responsibilities at Stillness Junior School.

Librarians

Librarians are selected from Y5 and Y6 children to help in the daily running of the school library. Each librarian can be identified by their green polo shirt with gold lettering on the back saying Librarian. Their duties include putting books back on shelves, suggesting books for younger children to read, helping with book displays, labelling and scanning books.