Pupil Voice

As the school council, we would like to welcome you to Brayton C of E Primary School.

We think our school is a really fun place to be.

We think our teachers are fun and they teach really interesting lessons. They are always smiling and are very friendly. In fact, everyone here is very friendly! Our lessons are challenging and help us to be the best that we can be.

The School Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.

A child from each class in all years is democratically chosen by their classmates. Candidates must give a short presentation on why they should be elected at the beginning of the school year, and are chosen by classmate vote.

Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is their responsibility to ensure they express their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.

Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council.

Eco Warriors

Eco-Warrior Job description

  • Salvage any paper that could be used as scrap if people have thrown it away by mistake.
  • Be last in the line to leave the room and be responsible for turning off the lights / equipment behind you in all areas of the school. 
  • Spot any lights on in cupboards and turn them off.
  • Ensure that lap tops and ipads and any other electrical devices used by the class are turned off at the end of the day.
  • Ensure that felt pen and glue stick lids are on tightly.
  • Close doors and windows if necessary.
  • Turn off dripping or left on taps.
  • Pick up rubbish.

Anything else you can think of to help save the school economy and environment.

Head Boys and Girls

Our Head Girls and Boys are an example to the other children.

Chosen by the adult staff at school, they stand for election and must uphold the school values and ethos.

Staff members are asked to write down why they have chosen these particular children. Here are some examples of those reasons:

Head Boy “A great role model for all children. Active in a variety of school and extra-curricular things. Can be relied upon to always do his best and have a smile on his face.”

Head Girl “Sensible, polite, trustworthy and sets a good example. She’s determined, motivated and above all, genuine.”

Deputy Head Boy “An excellent role model and a sensible boy who I think could be trusted to carry out this role with commitment and dedication. I think he would be very proud to be Head Boy.”

Deputy Head Girl “With your impeccable manners and maturity, you would represent the school very well. You interact so well with children and adults alike. You are approachable and would be a perfect ambassador for Brayton Primary School.”

Children are invited to stand for election as Head Boy or Girl at the beginning of the year. Once a Y6 child has put his / her name down for election there is nothing else for them to do but continue to be the good role model that we know they can be. Adults always notice those children who are making good choices and this alone informs their decision – there is no election campaign, the role goes to those children that the staff are certain can help us improve our school.

Holding a position of ‘Header’ is an aspirational position of trust and great responsibility over and above Y6 Elder status and they work directly under Mrs Robinson’s supervision on special duties that no-one else in school has. There may be lots of tasks to complete, depending on what is going on at school. Children need to be a good influence and role model at all times.

  • They help us to inspect the school and give us ideas for improvements.
  • They meet weekly with Mrs R to review things that are going on in school.
  • They speak to / mentor children who have friendship or behaviour issues or those that aren’t working hard in classrooms.
  • We may ask them to help us to support children who are new to the school, speak to visitors, go on special outings, present awards or hold meetings.

If children aspire to Head Girl or Boy or just simply want to be noticed for good things, they could take their inspiration from these four children. The truth is, that the staff members were spoiled for choice this year as there were so many children who could have made an excellent Head Boy or Girl standing for election. It’s so great to see so many children doing their ‘Brayton best.’