Our Junior Leadership Team play an important role in the life of our school. The four team members, head girl and deputy head girl, head boy and deputy head boy, have varied responsibilities and represent our school exceptionally well throughout the year. They give generously of their time and relish the opportunity to show visitors around our wonderful school, of which they are very proud!
Our Junior Leadership Team work in close partnership with our elected class representatives from every class across the school. It is important that all pupils have a voice and are listened to and our JLT meet with class team reps regularly to seek pupil views on current matters. They meet with senior staff to initiate positive change and help drive school improvement. We are very proud of their imagination, creativity and problem solving approach which, together with their growing leadership skills is simply fabulous!
Happy Healthy Lunchtimes!
JLT recently won their ‘NHS Healthy Weight Campaign’ bid of £150. They are considering how we can successfully use this money to encourage happier, healthier lunch and break times across school.
Plastic Free School Status
Considering the impact single-use plastic has on our environment, JLT have taken action and have gained ‘Plastic Free School’ status! We support the charity ‘Surfers Against Sewage’ (https://www.sas.org.uk) and have made changes across school to help our environment. The JLT's work has included:
- Changing water bottles used across school from single-use plastic to durable re-useable bottles
- Challenging our supplier of milk cartons and the use of plastic straws
- Raising awareness of single-use plastic and its impact to a local MP during a school visit
- Working closely with our ‘Change Makers’ lunchtime club to organise and conduct litter picks around the school grounds
- Challenging families to creating a ‘single-use plastic free lunchbox’, encouraging swaps such as plastic food bags to re-useable containers
- Switching our use of milk cartons to re-usable plastic cups
Our JLT produce questionnaires and carry out audits of the school to assess the recycling systems we have in place. They are considering how we can have a further impact on our worldwide community by recycling more paper and plastic. To date, they have introduced 'Paper Prisons' in classrooms and introduced new recycling bins around school.
‘Mindtime’ is time in the day to think about our mental health and wellbeing. The JLT plan ‘Mindtime’ for teams across school to ensure our minds are healthy and ready for learning. JLT use effective videos as a way to communicate with classes across school during their Teamtimes.
JLT monitor art trolleys across the school. They have been involved in a re-design of the trolleys to ensure children have easy access to a variety of high quality resources for creative areas of learning including 'Work Time'.
Our JLT have considered how house points should be awarded throughout school and, following careful research and planning, have introduced a new house point system which is very effective. The house point system creates a real ‘team spirit’ across school where children value their successes.