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Pupil Voice Teams at Priestmead

Our Aim 

We want pupils to play an active and positive role in all aspects of school life.

We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to lead an initiative or hold a position of responsibility that impacts the school as a whole, so we offer a wide range of pupil roles in teams.


School Council

Our school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) -Respect for views of the child.

At PPS, our school council is a group of children that represents the views of all our pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. They help to makes decisions about school life and organise projects that support learning and development, such as organising charity events, theme days or representing the school at events.


Rights Respecting Schools Ambassadors


Each year children apply to become a Rights Respecting Ambassador for their class. The ambassadors join with teachers to form a steering group which meet to decide further actions the school can take to fully support the Rights of Children.

The RRS ambassadors take part in delivering assemblies, feeding back to their class and organising events in support of Rights.

At the start of the academic year each class creates a class charter which is referred to over the course of the year. These charters are on the classroom walls and are based on our rights and responsibilities at school, how we should behave and how we should behave towards others.


Eco Warriors

PPS Eco-Warriors are made up of two representatives from each class, Year 1 to Year 6.

They are elected at the beginning of the autumn term to lead projects and address issues relating to sustainability. The Eco-Warriors meet on a regular basis and they feed back to their classes on action points and represent their class’ concerns and ideas at meetings.


Play Leaders

We have trained play leaders from KS2 who support play and activities at breaktimes and lunchtimes. Their job is to inspire other children to move around more and interact with other children, through exciting and exhilarating playground games. Our play leaders are responsible for bringing out the equipment at the start of breaktime and lunchtimes, as well as collecting them in at the end. They help to organise exciting games for younger children to play and most importantly, they always ensure that no child is on their own!



The position not only allows the Year 6 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.

Once their application has been successful, prefects are awarded badges in a whole school assembly and also given a prefect badge to wear.

Priestmead prefects must lead by example at all times in their behaviour, the respect they show to others and their school uniform.


Head Boy and Head Girl

Head boys and head girls are responsible for representing the school. They also serve as a good role model for students, and share students’ ideas with the school’s leadership. They may also be expected to lead fellow prefects and deputy head boy and girls in their duties.

The head boy and head girl must have the ability to work productively with others, whilst using their initiative to contribute to the positive ethos of the school. They will need to be organised, responsible, enthusiastic, and a great ambassador for the school. They must maintain excellent behaviour, uniform, attendance and punctuality.


Other Opportunities

  • Librarians
  • Digital Leaders