Winning House Team
What is a Junior Leadership Team?
A Junior Leadership Team is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and work together to improve their school. We follow a democratic process to elect the Leaders. If they wish to become a junior leader the pupils must plan a short presentation explaining why they would be a good member of the team. They then present their views to their class and a secret vote takes place.
Who are the Junior Leadership Team?
At SMPS we have 2 representatives for each class that form part of the Junior Leadership Team.
What do the Junior Leadership Team do?
The Junior Leadership Team meet staff regularly and discuss issues that are important to the children. They have an agenda which they create, a member of the JLT takes the minutes and another chairs the meeting.
The JLT meet with the governing body regularly to share their work with them.
The representatives feedback information to their classes about what has happened during the meeting and this usually leads to further discussion and debate within classes. The minutes are taken and distributed by the pupils to each class.
The objectives of the Junior Leadership Team are to:
Give pupils the right to say what they think
Listen to and consider suggestions made by pupils
Allow pupils to present new initiatives and ideas
Allow pupils to talk about what is important to them
Help the school Senior Leadership Team and governors understand what is important to the children
Find out and share what matters and give information to everyone in school
Help make our school the very best it can be
What did we achieve during 2017-18?
Met with NYCC County Catering and discussed menus choices and quality of school lunches. The result was that a daily sandwich option was introduced and each day two choices of toppings for jacket potatoes.
Worked with Chris Rose from Adventure to design artwork to display our 5 a day (school rules) across school.
Helping to organise a Wear it Bad Day and raised crucial funds to enable the school to purchase defibrillator
Organised charity events for Children in Need including organising the amazing South Milford’s Got Talent
Raised awareness about the damage used batteries are doing to the environment by entering the school into the Big Battery Hunt- the school collected over nine thousand batteries
They discussed with children across school the types of after school clubs they would like. This was then shared with Mrs Smithson, office manager and a new selection of clubs were organised
Met with the governors at several points during the year to discuss how the saw the school being improved