An integral part of a child’s experience at Stockwell is formed by the extensive opportunities we provide for pupils to take on roles of responsibility and leadership.
We continue to encourage and value our pupils’ voice and our teams of Friendship Buddies, Prefects, Peer Mediators and the School Council play an active role in school life. Pupils’ ongoing commitment has a very positive impact on our learning environment here at Stockwell and we are incredibly proud of their combined achievements to date. We are confident they will continue to impress us with their ideas and passion.
School Council represents the school from Reception to Year 6, with a boy and a girl being elected in each class. School Council pupils play an extremely important role in the school in representing their class with their views on changes and improvements. School Councillors have to show qualities such as being able to show initiative; be an extremely good role model; being able to share ideas with others. They must also be trustworthy, honest, well-mannered and patient.
Prefects are pupils elected in Years 4, 5 and 6. These pupils are expected to act as role models to their peers by continuing to display extremely positive behaviour, punctuality and attendance. One of the aspects of their role is to be hosts to guests or visitors to the school. They also have the responsibility to monitor and record pupils’ behaviour and attitude when moving through the school.
Peer mediators are pupils elected in Years 4, 5 and 6. Peer mediators are trained to mediate disputes between peers in a calm manner, during playtimes. They are also expected to be role models with an outstanding attitude towards school. They must be trustworthy, honest, well-mannered and patient.
Friendship Buddies represent the school from Years 1 to 6, with a boy and a girl being elected in each class. They are trained to support pupils in the playground, at playtime and lunchtime, with fostering friendships. One of the major aspects of their role is to welcome new pupils into the school and to support them to establish friendships within their class.