- School Council The school council represent the views of children in the school, raising issues and ideas with our senior leadership team and governors. Two members of each class are voted by their class members to be a school councillor at the beginning of each year. They are also involved in planning, organising and running a variety of projects in schools, such as charity fundraising events.
- Eco-Council The Eco-council's role is to help care for our environment both in school and the wider community. They are also involved in promoting and running a variety of projects linked with themes of sustainability and recycling.
- Community Ambassadors Our community ambassadors are champions for our school both home and abroad, linking up with other schools, organisations and hospitals to explore ways in which can support each other.
- Technology Team Our Technology Team meet on a weekly basis to learn a variety of new, exciting and advanced computing skills. They also promote the use of online services to others and complete digital photography work linked with events happening in school.
- Sports Leaders The Parkfield sports leaders plan and deliver high quality sport sessions to KS1 children. With training and support from the school's 'Sports Leader' the Year 6 children deliver special sessions at dinner time. Our leaders have to produce lesson plans, think about health and safety, set up equipment, coach younger children and then review their lessons.
Playground Pals A number of caring and specially trained Year 5 children support on the KS1 yard at break and dinner times. Their duties include: leading playground games, supporting children play, helping create friendships and supporting when others are upset or hurt.
Why do we have pupil groups?
At Parkfield we believe the children should play a key role in many aspects of the school and we are committed to the promotion and protection of children’s rights, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It believes that children and young people should have opportunities to express their opinion in matters that affect their lives.
Some of the benefits of involving children and young people in decision making are:
- It encourages pupils to become active participants in a democratic society - by having a school council, eco-council and community ambassadors which develop skills such as co- operation and communication and encourage them to take responsibility.
- It contributes to achievement and attainment - young people involved in participative work benefit in a range of different ways. Increased confidence, self- respect, competence and an improved sense of responsibility have all been reported by young people who contribute in school. Schools also report increased motivation and engagement with learning.
Below you can find all the tweets from our pupil groups from the last few days. However, if you'd like to see all of them please click here.