Pupil Involvement and Responsibilities

At Weeth School we believe that giving children responsibility for their school gives them a sense of ownership and pride. We also believe that this approach enables children to prepare for life in modern Britain by becoming positive citizens, learning to express themselves positively, learning how to make valuable contributions to a community and how to respect and follow rules and laws.

The responsibilities take on many forms such as, School Prefect, School Council, House Captains, Sports Leaders and 'Red Caps'.

In classes children also have responsibilities such as, Book Monitors, Homework Checkers to name just a few.

At school every child makes a significant contribution to our school by following and modelling to others our Golden Rules.
School Council
In our school we have children from each class that take on the role of School Councillor. As part of the school helping children to prepare for life in modern Britain we teach children about democracy. The School Councillors are voted for by the pupils.

These children make decisions on behalf of all the children in school.

They have made decisions about what equipment to buy for the school playground and have been responsible for arranging the purchase of equipment from a set budget.
 
Red Caps and Eco Warriors
At our school some of our oldest children apply to the School Council for the position of 'Red Cap'.

As 'Red Caps' we are responsible for looking after and planing with the younger children during lunchtimes.

We are also responsible for ensuring the lunchtime equipment is used sensibly and put away at the end of lunch.

Our Eco Warriors are responsible to helping us help the planet. The children will be focusing this year in achieving Eco Status for the school.
School Prefects
Each year Prefects are selected to model the expectation Weeth has for all its pupils.

This year children in Year Six were given the opportunity to apply in writing for the position.

The quality of application was outstanding, with many of the pupils having been Red Caps the year before, represented the school in sporting events and/or being excellent learners in the classroom.

Due to such a high calibre of application we have appointed fifteen Prefects this year.
 
 
House Captains
Every child in our school is placed in one of four 'Houses'. Each 'House' has a captain who leads the team.

Each half term this year we will be holding a 'House Challenge Day' which will be run and managed by the House Captains.