At St Andrew's we give children a range of opportunities to be leaders in a range of areas around the school. These roles are key to allowing children to not only have a voice, but also to develop self-confidence, resilience, independence and team working skills.
These children have applied for their posts and have been appointed after a successful selection procedure. They regularly plan and lead collective worship in school and at St Andrew's Church.
The Parent & Family Support Advisors (PFSAs) have had a great time training our Year 6 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in readiness for Anti-Bullying Week 13th - 17th November 2017. The PFSA Team are based here at King Alfred School, but work not only with King Alfred School students but also students from all the Primary and Junior schools. Students were chosen to take part having completed an application. There will be a Celebration/Awards Evening at King Alfred School on 8th November 2017 for the 60 Anti-Bullying
Ambassadors. Thank you to staff at all the Junior Schools for helping the team to co-ordinate the event and Gail Maxwell-Grange and Declan Shortall for organising the sessions. We’re very proud of the whole group and their commitment to tackling bullying in our community.
In our school this year, we have 12 dedicated, keen Playground Leaders who are passionate about improving break and lunch times for all pupils. Their role is to collaborate in sharing ideas about our playground, to organise, run and evaluate playground games at lunch time and to be a friend and support service to those children who can find the unstructured times of the school day challenging for a variety of reasons. Across the year, the Leaders will participate in some projects, including the creation of a Playground Leader Bench and other interesting things to make St Andrew's playground a fun, exciting and safe place to be.
Throughout the school we have eighteen brilliantly skilled Computer Captains who support their peers and share their skills. They have great responsibilities which involve: iPad and laptop organisation, helping at parents evenings and keep the school safe online. They are guided by Miss Cooke who is keen to develop the schools use of technology and understanding of computing. We are a very well resourced school with laptop and iPad access, as well as other computing related software. With these resources we aim to make our pupils learning more engaging and exstend their understanding of technology.