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'Success for all, in all we do'

Pupil Voice

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.

Eco Champions: 

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

Eco-Council Representatives 2020-2021
Yr6 Pine Yr6 Nutmeg Yr5 Maple Yr 5 Larch

Aaila

Jacob

Lucas

Amira

Logan

Tayah

Ayman 

Cian

Yr4 Hazel Yr4 Gingko Yr3 Kapok Yr3 Juniper

Zaki

Mia

Thomas

Eliana

James

Joy

Josh 

Georgia

Yr 2 Dragon Yr 2 Cherry Yr 1 Beech Yr 1 Ash

Arthur 

Amelia

Oriana

Lali

Harrison

Zac 

Elsie

Freddy

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 a valuable life skill by having to write an application for one of these highly sought-after positions. Once chosen they embark on a 6 week training course, delivered by the Learning Mentor 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 (such as skipping ropes and hula-hoops), ready for playtime
  • Teaching children new games and supporting 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’.

Reading Ambassadors: 

Our Reading Ambassador representatives are elected in September every year and serve a term of one full academic year. They must 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 a 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 2020-2021
Yr 6 Pine Yr 6 Nutmeg Yr 5 Larch Yr 5 Maple

Jake 

Suleiman

 

William 

 Edward 

Maya

 Leah 

Willow

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

 Zain

Karina

Hadiya

Florence

Holly 

Cruz

Ewan

Iyla

Yr 2 Cherry Yr 2 Dragon Yr 1 Ash Yr 1 Beech

Sophia 

Mathias

Julian

Violet

Sara 

Elena

Elodie

Jasmine

School Council: 

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

School Council Representatives 2020-2021
Yr6 Pine Yr6 Nutmeg Yr5 Maple Yr 5 Larch

Hassan

Eshal

Kristin

Thomas

Presley

Leilani

Lilie

Orla

Yr4 Hazel Yr4 Gingko Yr3 Kapok Yr3 Juniper

Amber

Perry

Charlotte 

Abdi

Charlie

Maya

Ruby 

Liam

Yr 2 Dragon Yr 2 Cherry Yr 1 Beech Yr 1 Ash

Maddy

Shayan

Leo

Hanako

Leo

Seth

Thomas

Kamron 

Librarians in Action Year 6 Librarian with sibling