Sandfield Ambassadors & The Junior Leadership Team

Our Sandfield Ambassadors

Year 6 Ambassadors and tour guides are an example of how leadership skills can be developed at a young age and as a group they celebrate our diverse and inclusive population.  Our ambassadors are the voice of Sandfield and they are trusted and respected to share our whole school ethos and culture with all who visit the school.  They love their school and their passion and enthusiasm for school life is evident in all that they do.

The Junior Leadership Team (JLT)

The Junior Leadership Team are elected by peers and staff to carry out a pastoral role with pupils.  Each member is assigned to a class and holds regular meetings to discuss class and school issues.  They are expected to exemplify the highest standards in behaviour and to support the staff, pupils and visitors of the school.  The JLT conduct tours of the school for new and potential families and we are incredibly proud of each of them.

All pupils are encouraged to to be responsible for one another and the environment, and each class has monitors for these tasks. There are also school monitors for fruit, technical support, premises and the library.  These roles alongside the JLT, provide our pupils with an opportunity to learn about being a responsible citizen within a modern British society.

Purpose of the JLT

  1. To allow the children at Sandfield Primary School to have a voice
  2. To help the school and community be a better place
  3. To help to improve learning in the school
  4. To raise funds for the school

Members of the JLT

JLT will be made up of representatives from Year 3 to Year 6. Each class will elect two representative who attends meetings and gives feedback. Year 6 will also elect a chair and vice representatives.

Contributing to our School

JLT representatives meet every other week to discuss the ideas, decide on the most effective ways to change and improve the school and then talk to the people who can help to make it happen. JLT regularly share news and information about new initiatives and the important things which are achieved. Together we can help Sandfield primary school to continue to grow and succeed.

Class Council

At class council meetings, we share and discuss ideas for ways to improve our school. The class council representatives, the JLT, records ideas in our class council files to send to the next JLT meeting for discussion. We hold class council meetings weekly.

Voting and Elections

Elections will be run without prejudice or discrimination. Any class member is entitled to run for JLT and the decision in each class will be made by a secret ballot. Children wishing to be considered for JLT will need to present a speech to their class giving clear reasons and examples of why they are the most suitable candidate for the job.

Elections were held at the beginning of term to vote for new members of the Junior Leadership Team. Please click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

The JLT Rules are as follows:

All Pupil Council members must:

  • be respectful and listen to others
  • contribute or participate actively in meetings
  • follow the school rules and be role models to other pupils
  • model good behaviour at all times
  • be polite and courteous to others
  • not refer to specific individuals or groups during discussions
  • use their position on JLT to support and develop their school and peers and not abuse this position in any way