Pupil Leadership Team
We are very excited to be launching our first Pupil Leadership Team. A group of children from Years 5 and 6 have been nominated by their teachers and will be instrumental in developing all aspects of IJS. The children have enthusiastically agreed to take on many roles and responsibilities around school including helping to supervise the dinner hall, manning the school office, showing visitors around and acting as ‘buddies’ to younger children.
The team will also work alongside the school’s Senior Leadership Team in carrying out some monitoring and evaluation across the school. They’ll look at the learning environment, in children’s books and meet with other pupils to gather their thoughts and views too.
Meetings will be held weekly with a member of staff so the team have the opportunity to discuss what is working well here at IJS and where they have spotted areas for improvement. The children are really excited about their new roles and we are really keen to see the impact of their work around school.
Our Sports Leaders run a range of activities during lunchtimes. We have a timetabled schedule of events displayed on our Sports Board which communicates to the children which lunchtime activities will be ran on each day. The Sports Leaders are responsible for overseeing the activities and for ensuring that they run smoothly.
Rights Respecting Rangers
At Inglehurst Junior School, our goal is to move away from a punitive culture to a restorative one, which has a greater focus on justice, and less on punishment.
Restorative practices are used to create systems of change, which promote respect, repair relationships, and re-integrate rather than isolate pupils. This is achieved through our Restorative Reflection Room, restorative conferences and the help of our Restorative Rangers.
The Restorative Rangers use problem solving skills, unconditional positive regard and a non-judgemental approach to tackle minor falling-outs between children during playtimes. Collectively the group of year 6 students act as a bridge between the staff and the students voicing pupils concerns. The group is also instrumental in ensuring that children across each year group is able to take part in a game, or activity to help then to connect with their peers during playtimes.