St Anne's C of E Primary School has a flourishing School Council which consists of representatives from both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The Council meets regularly with Miss Wagsaff to discuss ways to improve school life further. This develops leadership skills and opportunities for self-expression and public speaking
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 St Anne's we believe that prefects 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 prestigious. Prefects are, in a sense, junior members of staff and are expected to take their role seriously.
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 a good example.
Every prefect has to apply for the job and their applications go through a selection process. There are however two points of application during the year to allow all children to gain the experience of the additional responsibilities and privileges that come with this very important job.
Whilst the School Council members are chosen democratically by children, the senior staff identify and encourage suitable children to apply for a prefect position.
Once their application has been successful, prefects are awarded badges in a whole school assembly.
What do the Play Leaders Do?
Each lunchtime Year 6 Play Leaders organise an activity for either KS1 or KS2 children. Any child is encouraged to join in if they need someone to play with or want to take part.
There are also Play Leaders on equipment duty to ensure that our play equipment is being used responsibly and shared. If a child/children is considered to be using the equipment inappropriately they are warned and if they still continue the Play Leader may take the equipment away and give to another child.
The Play Leader Timetable is displayed around the school so the children know what is happening and who is on duty
Our Eco Council aims to develop environmental awareness across our school community and to care for and develop our local environment.
We are very proud to have been awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag Award. The Eco Schools Green Flag is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning and the highest Eco Schools Award that can be achieved. Very well done to the Eco Council!