Pupil Leadership at East Borough
At East Borough, we aim to support our pupils in developing skills that enable them to become good citizens once they move on from us. We want them to become confident individuals who have the courage to take on the responsibility of leadership. One of the ways we achieve this is by offering the opportunity to contribute to different aspects of school life. Please see below for details of how pupils at East Borough have leadership roles within the school.
This year the House Captains will help with the Trust Change for Life event which promotes engagement in physical activity. The five Trust Primary schools will take part and the House Captains will lead events and encourage the participants. The House Captains also help lead events and score on KS1 Sports Day, organise sporting challenges at lunchtime and support Mrs North with asking the pupils for their opinions about what equipment or kit they would like.
Core Value Ambassadors
We are the Core Value Ambassadors, a new role that you may never have heard of. At East Borough we have 5 Core Values: Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Courage and Aspiration. We hope we can make a difference to the school so that everyone can represent these values, not just us. Our aim is to ensure that children are following the class charters, even if it can be hard to do that. We want to bring the Core Values into school more visibly through displays, assemblies and activities, including awards.
Each year, the Year 6 pupils write a letter applying for the prestigious role of House Captain. The children provide evidence that they are excellent role models and follow our Core Values; demonstrate that they are dedicated and responsible members of our community and finally, prove that they can be an ambassador for East Borough. Once they have submitted their letters, the Year 6 teachers, Mrs Vincett and myself discuss the applications. It has been a difficult decision this year, as the calibre of applications was extremely high. However, we are confident that the four pupils we have chosen will show excellent leadership and demonstrate our Core Values brilliantly.
George and Sumaiyah
Harmony and Max
Oliver and Matilda
Amelia and Luke
We are the Language Ambassadors and our families typically come from many different countries and cultures. We are able to speak lots of different languages and enjoy using these skills to help those who speak english as a second language. We are buddies for children who are new to our school and sometimes arrange lunchtime activities or read stories to children in their first language. We often translate for teachers and help with discussions about our national culture to promote a greater understanding. As Language Ambassadors, we also support the organisation of language days and the Language Fair.
We love being able to communicate with so many in our school community and enjoy promoting and embracing the different cultures we have within our school.
Our Reading Representatives are a group of pupils from across KS2 who help to promote reading across the school. The children have applied for and gained these roles since they are individuals who demonstrate a passion for and love of reading.
Some of the roles and responsibilities for our Reading Representatives include:
- Recommending books to their class members and other pupils across the school
- Reading to younger children on the playground
- Running lunchtime book clubs
- Tracking and encouraging reading at home for their classes
- Representing the school at reading events
- Helping to plan and run reading enrichment activities across the school, for example World Book Day
Our Reading Representative team is led by Mrs Tysoe, who is always keen to hear from you with new ideas for promoting reading at East Borough and within the local community.
Current Reading Representatives for East Borough:
Leading Reading Reps:
Abigail (Blackman) and Franc (Blackman)
- Morpurgo Class Mickey and Molly
- Strong Class. Kwaku and Amelie
- Raúf Class Evelyn and Keisi
- Rundell Class Jason and Vaishika
- Hardy Class Harry and Olivia
- Jackson Class Amelia-Lily and Krish
– Blackman Class Amarachi and Aarav
– Pullman Class Jessica and Zak
Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are a group of pupils from Year 6 chosen to initiate and promote an Anti-Bullying campaign within our school. The children are supportive and responsible members of our community and keen to ensure that bullying does not happen at East Borough.
The children will identify initiatives within the school to support children experiencing bullying and encourage all pupils to become 'upstanders' against the behaviour.