As part of our citizenship education, we believe that children need to experience duties and responsibilities that come with being a member of a community, in order to help them prepare to play an active role as citizens.
At Greengate Juniors we believe that prefects, junior governors and play leaders have a very important role to play in the day to day organisation of our school, and as only Year Six pupils are allowed to apply for this position, it is considered to be very important.
The position not only allows the Year Six pupils to lead by example and demonstrate their responsibility, it also enables the younger children to learn from model behaviour of their peers. Every junior leader has to apply for their job and their applications go through a selection process. They are elected by the staff. The first round of applications takes place in September and throughout the year more children are chosen to join the team. All junior leaders are awarded badges in a whole school assembly.
Greengate Junior prefects must lead by example at all times in their behaviour, the respect they show to others and their school uniform. They take on many roles and have many responsibilities, such as:
Of course, prefects are offered privileges which include, being allowed to be indoors when they wish, work as mentors with other children, and termly meetings with Mrs Jackson for tea and cakes! At the end of the year they treated to afternoon tea in a local Café.
Pupils from Year 6 may be added to the current group of prefects as the year goes on, the list is never closed.
The Head Boy/ Deputy Head Boy and Head Girl/ Deputy Head Girl meet with the Mrs Jackson regularly to discuss school developments.
At Greengate Juniors we have a group of Junior Governors who work hard to ensure the voices of all the children in school are heard. The Junior Governors are made from a group of students who have been elected by the staff for the role.
Role of the Junior Governors
The Junior Governors meet regularly with Mrs Jackson. The meetings will sometimes include special guests for the Junior Governors to feedback to.Each term the leadership team meet with Mrs Jackson for tea and cakes and at the end of the year are treated to afternoon tea!!
Play Leaders play a vital role in the Junior Leadership Team: they help organise lunchtime events and games as well as supporting other children.
Roles and Responsibilities
Our school is extremely lucky to have some brilliant play leaders. At lunch time their role is to play with the children and to organise playground games. They are also there for our younger pupils to go to if they feel someone is being unkind to them.