Welcome to the Pastoral Page.
Here you can find out all about:
SCHOOL COUNCIL, PREFECTS, JOB SQUAD and PLAY LEADERS.
At Hillside, we have a whole school approach to our school council. On a Thursday morning at 9.05am all children in school go to their school council groups. These group are mixed age and led by children in year 6. During our meetings the children discuss a big question, talk about any issues that they may have, discuss anything they are looking forward to and make suggestions for upcoming events and opportunities. The year 6 leaders then have a meeting on a fortnightly basis in which they discuss matters that have been brought up within their group meetings.
We feel that by involving ALL children in school council it;
Supports children from different year groups in building relationships with each other.
Creates an environment where children look out for each other and have peers to go to when they have a problem
Provides the opportunity for ALL children to have a voice, share their opinions and express their feelings.
It encourages children to develop the confidence to talk to different children outside of their own class.
Promotes and ethos of Respecting others ideas and opinions
When asked, the Year 6 leaders felt that this way of running school council was great due to the following reasons:
Allows us to share ideas
We can express our feelings
Helps us to be more confident to talk to other people
Helps us to listen carefully to other people
Encourages us to respect other people’s ideas
Provides the opportunity for all children at Hillside to have a voice and an opinion
School Prefect Qualities
All children in Year 6 can apply for a position as a prefect.
During the induction for our new school prefects these were the qualities they felt you needed to have in order to be a good prefect.
- Be responsible – Turn up and do your jobs.
Use Teamwork- Solve problems together and talk to each other if duties need to be covered. Make sure you play your part and don’t just let your team mate do all the work.
Be sensible- Younger children will be watching and following the example that prefects set.
Aspire to be the best you can possibly be.
Respect each other and be kind.
Be a good friend to each other.
Be fair- Hand golden tickets out to the children who deserve them not your friends.
Be Mature- Be grown up and a good role model.
Use manners- Politely ask children to do things.
Perseverance- If you find part of your job tricky keep trying and don’t give up.
All children in Year 3 can apply for a job which they carry out during year 4.
Job Squad helps increase children’s sense of responsibility and to care for the school environment.
It enables them to develop teamwork.
What skills and qualities does a Job Squaddie need
to perform their role properly?
Good at helping
Good at listening
Watching together (teamwork)
Tries their best
Play leaders are Year 6 children who take responsibility for running level 1
competitions throughout the school at lunchtimes.
They do different activities such as speed bounce, skipping, throwing and catching games
to encourage the children to participate in a variety of lunchtime activities.
The activities change termly to give the children
experience of different sports.