At Hoole Church of England Primary School, we are committed to supporting children’s understanding of British values including democracy. We seek to enable pupils to build the positive skills and attitudes which will ensure that they are active, productive and tolerant citizens, able to make a positive contribution to the community they live in.
In order to achieve this, children are provided with many opportunities to make a positive contribution to their school community.
Children of all ages are encouraged to take on roles and responsibilities in school. Some jobs are allocated following a democratic voting process.
Hoole Church of England pupils make a difference to the world around them in the following roles:
- Collective worship leaders
- Membership of the Ethos Team
- School Council representatives
- Green Team leaders
- Peer buddies offering mentoring and support for younger pupils throughout the school year
- Junior Safety Officers
- Sports Leaders
- Classroom ambassadors
Over the past calendar year, some of the ways in which pupils have made a positive contribution include:
- Developing the school Parking Charter with Cheshire West & Chester Road Safety team and launching this for parents and carers;
- Raising money for a variety of local and national charitable causes including Bren’s Bikes, Stick & Step and Comic Relief;
- Leading on organising charity events to sponsor a penguin at Chester Zoo and taking part in a charity fun run;
- Supporting the review of school systems and policies, providing pupil feedback to help shape developments in key areas including collective worship and behaviour reward systems;
- Engagement in the recruitment process for senior staff;
- Year 6 organised and delivered a workshop for parents/carers on the theme of Internet Safety for Safer Internet Day in February;
- Promoting recycling and raising awareness of issues such as plastic pollution and the impact on wildlife and the environment.
Hoole Church of England School Council
In order to support the school leaders in improving our school, we have a House of Hoole who meet regularly to discuss and arrange lots of different things that make our school better. Our House of Hoole is structured like the UK government with different ministers holding responsibility for different areas of the school.
We have the following elected roles on our parliament:
a Prime MInister and Deputy, a Chancellor, a Home Secretary, a Clerk and ministers for Sport, Charities, Health and Wellbeing, Safety and Environment, Education, Ethos and Values and Ambassadors for Behaviour.
All classes from Years 1 to 6 are represented within the House of Hoole and these representatives act as points of contact between the school leaders and the classes.
The House of Hoole meets usually on Wednesday afternoons.
The Green Team
The Green Team is made up of three representatives from each class, from Year three upwards. The aim of the Green Team is to address environmental issues and promote sustainability by ensuring that all members of the school community reduce waste and work towards lowering energy consumption.
Junior Safety Officers
We have two Year six representatives as Junior Safety Officers, promoting awareness and delivering important messages regarding issues such as road safety to the school community in a fun and innovative way.
The Ethos Team
The Ethos Team work with Mrs Inns to extend, develop and support the Christian ethos of our school in order to embed Christian values and ensure that our environment reflects the Christian nature of the school.