Citizenship

The aim of citizenship is to help children develop into successful learners, confident individuals and become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Every child in Year 6 is allocated a special citizenship job to do throughout the year. This is to help with the smooth running of the school and give them a responsibility to undertake that job.

They apply by writing a letter to a member of staff saying why they would be a good candidate for the job then often have an interview. There are a range of jobs undertaken by the pupils from hearing younger children read, setting up the hall for assemblies, being a 'Peer mediator' resolving issues in the playground, monitoring recycling or helping the office staff to name just a few.

The children greatly enjoy their tasks and gain a lot of satisfaction and pride from working independently.


Delivering First News to the Year 5 and Year 6 classes ready for guided reading time.
 
Peer mediators work with children who had quarrels in the playground to try and resolve the situation. They listen carefully to the children and offer solutions.