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Pupils as leaders

FRIENDLY FACES

Our Friendly Faces have been wonderful this week welcoming back our children in years 1 to 6. Next week they are really looking forward to welcoming our new to EYFS children during their very first days at APPS.

"As a Friendly face, we come in to school 10 minutes early and wait at the gates just in case anyone feels unsettled or needs escorting to their classroom. We get to wear yellow luminous vest tops and a round smiley faced badge!"

"A Friendly face is being a good role model and being as kind as possible. We are here to help and if you need us, just give us a shout!"

"As a Friendly face you get lots of opportunities to meet new children and show them around our school."

"As a Friendly face, it's important to always wear a smile."

"Being a Friendly face is a great job and I would definately recommend applying for it."

"As a Friendly face it is my job to help keep everybody safe."

"When the new Reception children start school next week, we are responsible for showing them to their class, where to put their things and to provide the mums and dads with tissues in case they cry."

 Please find the Head Girl, Head Boy and Prefect Job Descriptions below:

Head Boy / Head Girl

Job Description

  • Ambassadors for APPS
  • Present certificates in Celebration of Learning Assemblies
  • Support Assemblies for Parents/Carers
  • Prepare prefect rota and ensure copies given to class teachers and posted in appropriate areas
  • Ensure prefects carry out the duties when allocated
  • Assistance in Hall at Lunch Time (as required, especially with new Reception Children)
  • Buddies for Reception – anytime during breaks
  • Wet Play Leaders in Reception/Year1
  • Support Adults during assemblies
  • Support Parent workshops
  • Support adults throughout school whenever required, considering health and safety (moving equipment, books etc.)
  • Break and lunchtime duties to keep everyone safe (Year 5/6 locker area and outside M1 unit)
  • Represent the school to the wider community

Key Role Requirements

  • Excellent Role Model
  • Responsible
  • Good Listener
  • Outstanding attendance
  • Enthusiastic learner
  • Correct Uniform at all times
  • Respect for school property
  • Support adults when required
  • Be Fair to all

Application Process

  • Complete appropriate application form by closing date
  • Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Russell to shortlist if appropriate
  • Candidates may be interviewed by Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Russell
  • Candidates may have to give speech in school assembly
  • Announcements of successful candidates made in school assembly
  • The process may take upto 3 weeks after closing date

Prefects

Job Description

Ambassadors for APPS

  • Assistance in Hall at Lunch Time (as required, especially with new Reception Children)
  • Buddies for Reception – anytime during breaks
  • Wet Play Leaders in Reception/Year1
  • Chairs in assembly
  • Support Adults during assemblies
  • Support Parents workshops
  • Parents Assemblies
  • Support adults throughout school whenever required, considering health and safety (moving equipment, books etc)
  • Break and lunchtime duties to keep everyone safe (Year 5/6 locker area and outside M1 unit) 

Key Role Requirements

  • Excellent Role Model
  • Good Listener
  • Enthusistic learner
  • Outstading attendance
  • Correct Uniform at all times
  • Respect for school property
  • Support adults when required
  • Be Fair to all

Application Process

  • Complete appropriate application form by closing date
  • Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Russell to shortlist if appropriate
  • Candidates may be interviewed by Mrs Tarrant and Mrs Russell
  • Candidates may have to give speech in school assembly
  • Announcements of successful candidates made in scool assembly
  • The process may take upto 3 weeks after closing date

Year 5 Friendly Faces

You might remember that two years ago we introduced the ‘Friendly Faces’ to help support our new Reception children.

‘Friendly Faces’ were a group of year 6 children, chosen by their previous year 5 teachers and other adults for their positive attitude and behaviour.

Their role was to:

  • Greet the new reception children and their parents in the hall on their arrival and assist adults in taking the children to reception classes

  • Assist adults in the hall at lunchtime to ensure that Reception children get into a routine (what to do with lunchboxes and trays when finished)

  • Direct the Reception children out of the hall and into the play area

  • Be the ‘Friendly Face’ for those Reception children who found it difficult to settle in

‘Friendly Faces’ proved to be a great success with the new children and adults. Mrs Tarrant was very proud to have received several positive comments from parents who felt that the ‘Friendly Faces’ made them and their children feel very welcome and were perfect role models for the school.

In addition to this, ‘Friendly Faces’ were also involved in carrying out some duties around school until the prefects were selected in September.

This year, we are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic group of current Year fives to further develop and enhance this role and to begin their new role in the first week of July.

If you are interested, please complete the form below and return to Miss Dawson and Mrs Boast.

 

Name.:--------------------------------                        Class :------------------------

I am interested in the role of a ‘Friendly Face and would like to meet to discuss my options.


Junior Playleaders

In September our newly appointed Junior Playleaders received training for the exciting role that they had all applied for.  The children discovered some new games and learnt how to encourage everyone to join in with the activities.  They were all really enthusiastic about helping to make playtime a great experience for everyone.

Junior Achievement Award

Mrs Swinburn runs this award system for our children.

Ashford Park
Primary School

Station Crescent, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3HN

01784 250305

Surrey Anti-Bullying Charter Mark BronzeAPPSSchool Games Bronze 2015/16Eco-SchoolsSCITTOFSED Good Provider