Pupil Leaders

School Council

School Council
School Councillors 2019/20
We met our new School Council members on 26 September 2019. They shared some of their ideas and plans with the rest of the school. We look forward to hearing more from them in coming weeks. Good luck and congratulations!

St Jude's prides itself on the importance of listening to its pupil's views. We have a School Council on which two children from each class are representatives.

Each year candidates are elected by their class peers. They are responsible for sharing ideas and informing their class of outcomes and new initiatives in school.

Councillor Mike Leddy, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, presenting the 'Health for Life' and 'Be Healthy' Schools Awards to representatives of School Council.

Our School Council have played an active role in achieving the Health for Life Award, where they now have a school garden and a cooking area in place which provides the opportunity for every child to experience these life skills. They have also consulted with the School Cook providing ideas to help improve the dinner menu.

The School Council have had significant input in redesigning and choosing new equipment to improve our playgrounds.

They meet frequently, led by Mrs Orton our Learning Mentor, discussing ideas on how to raise money for St Jude's, and various charities. School Council liaise with the School Senior Leadership Team and School Governors, relaying the pupil's views on issues around school. They are a valued team in our school!

Play Leaders

Play Leaders

Each year, a group of our Year 5 and Year 6 children are trained to become effective Play Leaders. During their training they are taught different games, and how to deliver these to all the children throughout our school.

Our Play Leaders take it in turns to organise and lead various games with children in both Key Stages at break and lunch times. In addition to a focused and successful play time for school, the scheme has improved each Play Leader's leadership skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Bronze Sports Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors leading our school to a healthy lifestyle.

Two of our Year 6 children are chosen to be Bronze Sports Ambassadors.

Their job is to promote both Physical Education and Sport within the school, focusing on key skills and leadership qualities.

The Ambassadors attend training, where they discuss with other Bronze Ambassadors ways in which to promote these topics successfully in school and then follow this up with children in school.

Liturgy Leaders

Altar Servers

We have a new leadership group within our pupil body - our Liturgy Leaders. They work with the teaching staff to plan and deliver high quality spiritual events in school.

This means they carefully consider the themes of Masses and Services to choose the most appropriate readings and music. In addition, they decide on whether drama, dance or choral speaking should be included.

One very important aspect of their work is to act as Altar Servers during school Masses.

Our Headteacher has plans for the group to decide on the themes of our termly class assemblies where we share our knowledge and understanding of our faith with others.

Bank Staff

School bank staff working with Sandra from HSBC to understand the world of commerce.

In school we aim to develop children's financial understanding. Children are encouraged to learn about the value of money and how to plan for their financial future. Part of this work involves the HSBC Bank, which runs a school bank on our site.

Some of our children are interviewed to become key bank personnel: bank manager, counter staff, etc.

Sandra, our bank liaison officer comes in fortnightly to operate the bank and train the children. She also organises an annual visit to a real bank where the children get to see a Financial Business in operation.