Executive Head Teacher Mrs C. Clarke
We aim to give all children opportunity to develop their leadership skills at Albert Pritchard Infant and Wood Green Junior Federated Schools.
Pupil Leadership Team - Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputies
At both schools, we have a Pupil Leadership Team made up of a Head Boy and Head Girl and Deputies. At Albert Pritchard Infant School, these are children in Year 2 and at Wood Green Junior School these are children in Year 6.
During the Summer term, the roles are advertised throughout each school. Children who wish to apply for the role are invited to write a speech and present it to the rest of their school, the children in the school then take part in a secret ballot where they vote for their Head Boy and Head Girl and Deputies.
Once elected, the Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputies meet regularly with the Deputy Head Teacher on the site they are based and help to shape the development of the school. They meet with the School Council and Eco Committee to take on-board their views and feedback to the Deputy Head Teachers.
In Year 2 and Year 6, children can put themselves forward for the role of House Captain. For this role, children are required to write and present a speech to the rest of their 'house' about why they are the right candidate for this position. Each house then holds a secret ballot for the House Captain and a Deputy.
School Radio Station
At Wood Green Junior School, Year 6 children can apply for positions within the school radio. These jobs are advertised within the school, children have to complete an application form and then those that are successful are invited to a formal interview. The radio station does weekly live broadcasts on a Friday lunchtime.
At Albert Pritchard Infant School, Year 2 children can apply for positions within the school radio team to develop pod casts. These positions are advertised within the school, children have to complete an application form and then those that are successful are invited to a formal interview. The pod casts are shared to classes fortnightly.
School News Paper
We have a school newspaper team at Albert Pritchard Infant School and at Wood Green Junior School. The newspaper team is children within Year 2 and Year 6 who nominate themselves as having an interest in writing, find out information, editing, illustrating and producing an electronic newspaper. The newspaper is shared with classes using Google Classroom.
In every class, we have a School Council representative. At the start of each year, children are asked to put themselves forward if they would like to be the School Council rep for their class. They present to the class the reasons why they think they would be good in the role. The class then hold a secret ballot to elect the representative.
School Council members meet fortnightly to share the views of the class, discuss current issues that are happening in school, the community or the wider world. School Council members feedback to their class the outcomes from the meetings and also ask for the class members to share their ideas, celebrations or worries with them. There is also opportunity for the Head Boy, Head Girl and deputies to attend School Council Meetings and for the School Council to present their findings to the School Leadership Team.
In every class, we have an Eco-Committee member. At the start of each year, children are asked to put themselves forward if they would like to be on the Eco-Committee and represent their class. They present to the class the reasons why they think they would be good in the role. The class then hold a secret ballot to elect the Eco-Committee member.
The Eco-Committee meet fortnightly to share the views of the class, discuss current environmental issues within school, within the community and within the wider world. The Eco-committee have regular opportunities to share information with their class and to gather the views of their class. They also work alongside School Council, the Head Boy, Head Girl and deputies and the School Leadership Team to have a positive impact on the environment and environmental issues.
In every classroom, the children are allocated different roles and responsibilities to give them opportunities to grow as leaders and develop their leadership skills. This can range from being a group leader within their table group, to various 'monitor' roles within class. These roles enable the children to have a wider sense of responsibility and belonging within the class.
Albert Pritchard Infant School
Crew Road, Wednesbury
West Midlands, WS10 9QG
Tel: 0121 556 0858
Wood Green Junior School
Hobs Road, Wednesbury
West Midlands, WS10 9BW
Tel: 0121 556 0377