Use the below to find out about our Pupil Leadership Teams. We feel that through these teams our children are able to demonstrate thoughtfulness and a wide-ranging awareness of the needs of others; in school, in the local community and the wider world. We promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development though these teams, helping them to thrive in a supportive, highly cohesive learning community.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child says children have the right to:
- Protection against discrimination
- Have their best interests given the most importance when adults make decisions about them.
- Say what they think and be listened to by adults when they make decisions that affect them.
- Get information and express what they think, unless it’s against other people’s rights.
- Education which tries to develop their personality and abilities as much as possible and encourages them to respect other people’s rights and values.
To be a good School Councillor you need to be:
Able to speak out, somebody who will take the role seriously, able to put ideas across, caring, trustworthy, a good role model and enthusiastic.
This year’s School Councillors are:
- Class 15: Connie
- Class 14: Ryan
- Class 13: Ryan
- Class 12: Ava
- Class 11: Ernie
- Class 10: Isabelle
- Class 9: Amelia and Thomas
- Class 8: Louie
- Class 7: Hollie
- Class 6: Edward
Our school councillors are selected through a democratic process. Interested students are voted onto the team by their class mates after a short presentation. Meetings are held every fortnight and class representatives bring ideas from their class mates and give feedback during class time after each meeting. Other duties include: being involved with interviews; showing guests around the school; meeting with school councillors from other schools; helping to run activities; attending community events; carrying out surveys and feeding back ideas to staff.
Glusburn School currently has two UNICEF Teams: the Y6 and the Y4 teams.
These teams work to raise the profile of the ‘United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’ in school. The rights are universal to all but many children world-wide are unable to access them because of poverty, war, drought and famine.
The teams work with the organisation UNICEF, to make our school community aware of children challenged by difficulties and injustice. They organise UNICEF’s Day for Change (February) and The Playground Challenge (June) to raise money for projects around the developing world.
We recently were awarded UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award in recognition of all that we have achieved.
Our Glusburn Ambassadors are year six children who have applied for the role and have been selected on merit.
The ambassadors are excellent role models and carry out a variety of jobs throughout the school.
Some of the jobs the ambassadors’ help with include: acknowledging good behaviour throughout the school; promoting children’s rights and helping people to recognise their responsibilities; supporting school staff with a variety of jobs; meeting visitors; helping with FSU at lunch time; helping to embed the school ethos of respect, enquiry, appreciation, citizenship and honesty as well as positively promoting our three expectations of Ready, Respectful and Safe.
The requirements considered for becoming a Glusburn Ambassador in year six are to be:
- Friendly to everybody
- A good problem solver
- Able to talk to children about their rights and responsibilities
- An excellent role model
This year’s Glusburn Ambassadors are:
The Enterprise Team
The newly formed Enterprise Team play an active role in planning big projects to help raise funds for the school and other charitable causes. Members of the Year 6 team will give up some of their own time to plan and manage these events, approaching stakeholders and communicating their plans formally with the community, both inside and outside of school.
The Enterprise Team is full of enthusiastic and committed team players who demonstrate a range of skills, including: Decision making, organisation skills and project management. Members encourage each other to be innovative and as a team they will strive to become a successful and highly regarded school team.
This year’s Enterprise Team are:
Well Being Champions
The purpose of the ‘Well-Being Champions’ (student team) is to work with the ‘Values, Ethos and Well-Being’ staff team to promote an awareness of what good mental well-being is within the school and to remove the stigma associated with mental ill health. The children will be actively working with their peers to support them where their well-being is challenged due to friendship issues and worries. They will signpost serious issues to the staff.
This year’s Well-Being Champions are:
- Harry A
A group of very enthusiastic Year 5 and Year 1 pupils have come together to form Glusburn School’s Eco Team.
The Eco Team play an active role in raising environmental awareness and acting to further improve their immediate environment in and around school. The team engages with the whole school and wider community to promote environmental change.
Our Eco Warriors are extremely passionate about the topics discussed and are eager to make significant changes to the world they live in. Not only does the Eco Team empower children to use their voice and promote change, it encourages a sense of leadership, teamwork, empathy, and respect.
Together, the team are working towards achieving their Eco-Schools Green Flag Award and have already achieved their Bronze Award.
This year’s Eco Warriors are:
Year 5 –
Year 1 –