The pupils in our school are divided into 4 different houses, with each team representing one of our Core Values:
Year 6 and 5 have the opportunity to apply to be a Sports and House Captains. Children across other classes then have the opportunity to vote.
Sports Captains in school are responsible for representing their team in Sporting Events and also to act as Play Leaders during morning breaks and lunchtimes.
Team Captains are responsible for acting as good role models to all children in the school, they are also responsible for leading weekly celebration assemblies. Each week a new Core Value is celebrated. Team Captains also work alongside the school council in sharing a ‘Quote for the week’ which represents the core value for that week.
Grove Lea Primary School also has an active School Council who meet weekly. They have an important role within school to represent their class. They are responsible for completing the weekly Newsletter to parents and help lead charity events in school by organising fun ‘off timetable’ events. The School Council is made up of 2 children from each class from Year 1 to Year 6. Elections for School Council Representatives take place in October/November each year in line with Parliament Week.
At Grove Lea children are given the opportunity to become Digital Leaders. The Digital Leaders are children with a passion for technology who want to share their knowledge with others and promote the use of all things digital throughout the school. Our Digital Leaders promote a positive and safe use of technology in and out of school.
Being a Digital Leader is a fantastic opportunity to take on responsibility, learn new skills, develop and demonstrate leadership skills.
Being an Eco Warrior is an ideal opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in the way our school is run and help us to be more environmentally friendly. It provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Eco Warriors take on the responsibility of expressing their own views, but also the views of their peers as well as passing on information from eco meetings. As an Eco Warrior. pupils have the opportunity to develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. We have 8 Eco Warriors in school from Nursery to Year 6.
At Grove Lea Primary the children are given the opportunity to become school librarians. The librarians are ambassadors for the school who have a passion for reading and promote a reading culture throughout the school. Our librarians are role models, demonstrating the importance of caring and valuing literature and they support others to do the same. Our librarians are also buddy readers across school and enjoy listening to children read.
We have 10 children from Year 6 who form the team of librarians. Each year the Year 5 children are able to apply for this fantastic opportunity to take on this leadership role and meet with the Literacy Lead as part of the application process.
At Grove Lea Primary the children are given the opportunity to become school ambassadors. We have 4 children from Year 6 who form the team of ambassadors. Each year the Year 6 children are able to apply for this fantastic opportunity to take on this leadership role and meet with the Executive Head as part of the application process.
Being a School Ambassador is a highly respected position, giving the ambassadors the potential to be outstanding role models within our community. Our school ambassadors are expected to lead by example, demonstrate exceptional behaviour, welcome visitors and represent our school in the wider community.