With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand. Psalm 78:72
At Holy Family and St Michael’s, we take a keen interest in developing the leadership opportunities of our young people. We promote the idea of servant leadership, where we ask those who lead, to lead through their example. Below are some of the opportunities we provide for our children to show leadership.
Our school council is a team of trustworthy students who act as representatives of their class, they discuss school issues with the head teacher and other staff. The students are there to represent and contribute in school organisations and are voted or chosen. Did you know that “School Council” means all kinds of school-based groups run by students. They help to make vital decisions on how the school is run and take on projects that support the children’s’ learning and development like, organising charity events, representing the school, and even making sure the school is safe. Our school council does a number of things to help and meets up each week.
The school council usually meets up with a teacher to discuss and fix any problems such as; school lunches, behaviour or even fundraising ideas.
Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been decided upon. For example planning discos, helping write newspaper articles, and also designing posters and making them.
Usually, two new representatives will be chosen or voted for each year to become a part of the student council. The pupils from the council will then decide on who is the chair and sub-chair.
Our Eco-council is made up of 2 Eco- warriors from each class. We have been promoting the CBBC and Radio 2 Let it Grow Campaign and we will be planting our King Charles 111 Coronation Wildflowers around school as well as developing our pond area.
We are also very excited to share some exciting news! The Eco-council have decided to work towards the Eco-schools Green Flag accreditation. The Eco- Schools programme does this through providing a simple seven-step framework that has been designed to raise awareness of environmental issues whilst empowering young people to make a positive difference by taking a lead on environmental actions ad projects in their school and local community.
If you would like to support our work, please contact the school office.
The ‘Mini Vinnies’ are a St Vincent de Paul Group here at Holy Family and St Michael’s. The children come together once a fortnight to talk about and organise how we can help others in our school community and beyond. The group is a great way for the children involved to start thinking about how they spirituality and faith can impact their life of service to others and the wider community. It helps make their faith real, meaningful and relevant. The group is a great way for the children involved to start thinking about how they spirituality and faith can impact their life of service to others and the wider community. It helps make their faith real, meaningful and relevant.
Our Chaplaincy Team supports our school staff by preparing, organising and supporting our whole school collective worships and services. Following training from members of the SLT, the children independently prepare the worship spaces and prayers to be shared and support the adults leading with different roles as needed.
Our Sports Leaders take charge of sports activities at break and lunch or at events. They are responsible for making sure everyone is safe, having fun, and following the rules. Sports Leaders are Key Stage 2 children, who have experience in sports and are good at working with others. Just like how coaches help their team perform well, Sports Leaders help our younger children play sports and games safely and correctly. They are like leaders or captains that make sure everyone is working together and having fun.
Reading is a very important skill that we learn in school. It helps us to learn new things, stimulates our imaginations and allows us to experience different places and times through stories. Our Reading Leaders are individuals in each class, who help other students to become better readers. They work with younger children to help them with their reading, by sharing their own experiences and knowledge with other pupils. Our reading leaders are also responsible for helping to organise, promote and maintain our school’s libraries.