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'Success for all, in all we do'

Pupils as Leaders

At Fircroft, we actively encourage Pupil Voice and ensure there are plenty of opportunities for children to take the lead in their learning, feel part of the process of continual school improvement and see themselves as part of both a local, national and global community where they can make a difference. 

We run a number of highly popular initiatives, which pupils from Years 1-6 apply for in September.  Children write applications or present creative Vote4Me posters with the aim to be elected in their chosen role, be it Eco Champion, Junior Librarian, Play Leaders or School Council representatives.  Reading Ambassadors also complete a written application but these are ultimately decided upon by each child's class teacher.

School Council: 

Our school council representatives are elected in September every year and serve a term of one full academic year.  

School Council Representatives 2023-2024
Yr 2 Cherry Yr 2 Dragon Yr 3 Juniper Yr 3 Kapok

 Nina

Is'haaq

Raya

Ismaeel

 Nuala

Humza

Zain

Isla

Yr 4 Gingko Yr 4 Hazel Yr 5 Larch Yr 5 Maple

 Benjamin

Kami

 Jasmine

Seth

 Lucas

Lulu

 Adam

Elliot (Secretary)

Yr 6 Nutmeg Yr 6 Pine

 Maddie

Iyla

 Santi (Chair)

Lea

 

Eco Champions: 

Our Eco Champions are elected in September every year and serve a term of one full academic year. 

Eco-Council Representatives 2023-2024

Yr 2 Cherry

Yr 2 Dragon Yr 3 Juniper Yr 3 Kapok

Josh

Edie

Gideon

Frankie

 Isla

Alyssa

Seb

Noah

Sophia

Yr 4 Gingko Yr 4 Hazel Yr 5 Larch Yr 5 Maple

 Liam

Elora

 Lily

Abdullah

Mathias

Safaa

 Sapphire

Shayan

Yr 6 Nutmeg Yr 6 Pine

 Mishal

Joy

 Aiman

Aisha

 

 

Reading Ambassadors: 

Our Reading Ambassador representatives are elected in September every year and serve a term of one full academic year. They apply in writing and are tasked with a variety of reading-related responsibilities, including sharing book reviews by their favourite authors and illustrators.  In addition, they may also deliver a presentation to their peers about a book, an author or illustrator, a magazine or a series they feel their peers might find interesting. They are also part of a school initiative called 'Reading Buddies' in which older pupils support our younger pupils with reading and enjoying stories with the support and guidance of staff. 

Reading Ambassador Representatives 2023-2024
Yr 1 Beech Yr 2 Cherry Yr 2 Dragon

Musa

Robin 

Jayden

Isha

Isla

Olivia

 

Yr 3 Juniper Yr 3 Kapok Yr 4 Gingko Yr 4 Hazel

 Eleanor

Alex

 Aaliyah

Ibrahim

 Sara

Oscar

 Elian

Humza

Yr 5 Larch Yr 5 Maple Yr 6 Nutmeg Yr 6 Pine

 Olivia

Daniel

 Fletcher

Amelia

 Alexander

Mariam

Ethan

Zayan

Junior Librarians

Reading Ambassadors as well as other children in Year 5/6 pupils are given the opportunity to apply to become Junior Librarians. As with all other representatives, the children have to write an application. Once selected, children are put onto a rota to share their duties in the school library. 

Our junior librarians this academic year are:

The selection process is underway and this will be updated shortly.

At the bottom of the page are photographs of two of last year's Junior Librarians with some younger reading buddies.

Play Leaders

Play Leaders are Year 5 and 6 pupils, specifically chosen to help further improve opportunities for play in both the infant (Yr 1-3) and the junior (Yr 4-6) playgrounds.

At the start of the process, our Year 5 and 6 pupils learn valuable life skills by writing an application for one of these highly sought-after positions. Once chosen they embark on a 6 week training course, to equip them with the necessary skills needed to promote positive play and resolve conflict in the playground. 

Our Play Leaders are conscientious, supportive and have a friendly attitude towards younger children in our school.

Play Leader responsibilities:

  • Setting out playground equipment ready for playtime
  • Teaching children new games and supporting them with social skills
  • Making sure children who look or feel 'left out' are asked to join in a game
  • Choosing new playground equipment
  • Running tournaments
  • Helping with sports events and the annual Fircroft Sports Day

Our younger children thoroughly enjoy interacting with the Year 5 and 6 Play Leaders. One child said they enjoy learning new games and playing with their ‘big grown-up friends’.

Librarians in Action Year 6 Librarian with sibling