Cradle Hill Community Primary School

Children as Leaders

Leadership Opportunities

At Cradle Hill Primary School, we recognise that our children are the leaders of the future and therefore provide a range of opportunities for children to develop their leadership skills. Pupil voice is valued and promoted – each academic year, pupils are given a platform to express the views of their school to help shape its development. We encourage all of our pupils to embrace the wide range of opportunities available to them – and always seek to find new ways that we can further empower our pupils. This enables our pupils to develop as individuals, as a community and grow the school as a whole.

2022-23 Leadership Roles

House Captains: Voted for by their houses – Anne Frank, Nightingale, Einstein and Shakespeare. To become a House Captain, children must submit a video outlining why they would be a good representative for their house.

Anti-bullying ambassadors: Nominated by their current and prior teachers, Anti-bullying ambassadors take part in frequent workshops to help them understand what bullying behaviour is and how we can eradicate it from our school. They lead our compliment box initiative, delivering kindness around the school daily. They also carry on with this role into secondary school, where ex-pupils come back to Cradle Hill to support their vulnerable peers throughout Key Stage 2.

School Parliament: Members are voted for by their classes after a short presentation. The focus of our School Parliament is to help make sure the children's voices are heard with regard to the curriculum, the school environment and after school activities.

Reading Champions: Children in Key Stage 2 are invited to apply for the job of Reading Champion by filling out an application form. These are reviewed by our Reading Champions Lead, Mrs Dower, who selects 12 children to join her passionate team. The Reading Champions meet monthly to discuss how reading can be improved in our school.

Eco Warriors: Eco Warriors strive to ensure our school and local community is as eco-friendly as possible! They ​meet weekly to learn about the world, monitor energy use and come up with new initiatives to help keep our planet happy and engage their community. ​

Play Leaders: Our Play Leaders completed 2 days of training and have all received their 'play makers' award. The training focused on the four core areas of play leadership – Participants, Area, Communication and Equipment . The play leaders role is to run games and activities for other children during break times, with the aim of making playtimes more active, inclusive and fun!