Pupils

We promote good citizenship in a variety of ways at Green Meadow Primary School. The children have opportunities to hold various positions of responsibility in school aiming to promote responsibility and improve life in and around school.


Children will be given opportunities to take part in a range of pupil led groups with additional responsibility. Such groups include School Council, Eco Councillors, the Rights Respecting Steering Group and Play Leaders.

School Council

At School Council meetings, we decide on the most effective ways to change and improve the school and then talk to the people who can help to make it happen. The school councillors’ record ideas, from their peers, in School Council files, ready to bring to the next School Council meeting for discussion.

School Councillors regularly share news and information about new initiatives and the important things which are achieved with their classes. We hold school council meetings regularly. Together they can help Green Meadow Primary School to continue to grow and succeed.

What are their roles?

  • To allow pupils at Green Meadow Primary School to have a voice
  • To identify ways that we can improve our school and community
  • To be part of the decision-making process in school
  • To help to improve learning in the school
  • To take part in interviews for new teachers and learning walks
  • To be a role model for others in their classroom and around school.

 

What qualities/skills are required?

School Councillors should:

  • Be committed to the role
  • Demonstrate excellent manners
  • Be patient and calm
  • Respect and value the opinions of others (even when they disagree with it)
  • Be able to express their ideas clearly
  • Be approachable
  • Always try their best with their learning
  • Always wear the correct school uniform and be well presented
  • Always makes excellent choices in the classroom and around school.

How are they chosen?

At the start of each year, pupils in each class put themselves forward to be elected to the role of School Councillor. This will usually involve them giving a small speech as to why they think they would be great in the role. The class then vote for which pupil they think would represent them best. The two pupils with the most votes then become their classes’ School Councillor and Vice School Councillor.

Eco-Councillors

Our Eco- Councillors at Green Meadow work actively to help create a more ecologically friendly school and meet regularly to share and discuss their ideas to bring about whole school change.  Our Eco –Councillors will help our school community become more eco-friendly, reduce energy consumption and develop our outdoor areas.

 

What are their roles?

  • To identify ways that we can improve our school and community to become more eco-friendly, reduce energy consumption and develop our outdoor areas
  • To be part of the decision-making process in school
  • To carry out some work around school
  • To carry out surveys in school
  • To be a role model for others in their classroom and around school.

 

What qualities/skills are required?

Eco - Councillors should:

  • Be committed to the role
  • Be enthusiastic about the outdoor environment and wildlife
  • Be reliable, enthusiastic and well organised
  • Be good communicators and able to express their ideas clearly
  • Be prepared to attend meetings and carry out some work in their own time.

 

How are they chosen?

At the start of each year, pupils in each class put themselves forward to be elected to the role of Eco - Councillor. This will usually involve them giving a small speech as to why they think they would be great in the role. The class then vote for which pupil they think would represent them best.

Rights Respecting Steering Group

The 'Rights Respecting Steering Group' is a group of children and adults who meet together to discuss, plan and drive forward everything we do as a Rights Respecting School.

A group of children from KS2 are our pupil representatives and they do an amazing job. These children applied to be on the Steering Group at the beginning of the academic year by writing a short manifesto stating why they wanted to join the steering group and why being a Rights Respecting School is important to them.

 

Play Leaders

At Green Meadow Primary School, we have been running our Play Leaders scheme with Year 5 and 6 pupils. The Play Leaders play a very important role in creating a safe, friendly, happy and peaceful atmosphere for other children during lunchtimes.

The Play Leaders receive training from Mr Brooks, where they learn how to be a Play Leader, how to carry out their roles and responsibilities, how to encourage playground games and how to use peer mediation skills.

As Play Leaders, they support children in their play, initiating games and promoting friendships. They act as helpers to our playground supervisors and when possible support the children to find resolutions when the situation arises.

Our amazing Play Leaders work very hard to make our playgrounds safe, fun and happy places to be.

What are their roles?

  • To help all children to learn and how to play cooperatively with each other
  • To help children resolve minor problems
  • To teach children new games
  • To help lonely children make new friends
  • To be available as a friend to all children.

 

What qualities/skills are required?

A Playground Pal:

  • Must be friendly towards other children;
  • Must be willing to help others;
  • Should be able to help solve small problems between children.

How are they chosen?

These children are chosen by Mr Brooks.