Shawley Way Tattenham Corner Epsom Downs Surrey KT18 5PD


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Pupil Responsibilities

Giving children a voice and empowering them to help drive improvements in school are integral to any school improvement plan. 

At Shawley Community Primary our head boy and girl from Year 6, deputies from Year 5 and a team of Pupil Parliament leaders from each class help us to ensure that our teaching, learning and opportunities are high quality and engaging for all children, helping them to be the best they can be. 

Head Boys / Head Girls 

Head boys and head girls are part of the pupil parliament and are responsible for representing the school and demonstrating both our school rules and THRIVE. They act as outstanding role models to all of the other children and have genuine desire to do well and help them school develop. Children are nominated for these positions by members of the Shawley staff, they are then invited to apply, present to the SLT and complete a school tour. 

What does a Head boy, Head girl, Deputy Head boy and Deputy Head girl look like?

We take many things into account when we are choosing our head girl and boy and the deputies including:

  • thoughtfulness and care for others
  • reliable
  • trustworthy
  • positive attitude to learning
  • good organisational skills
  • adaptability
  • good attendance
  • know the right thing to do and do it.
  • Be resilient
  • Show respect for others and school property
  • be responsible
  • take pride in all aspects of school life

Class Pupil Parliament Leaders 

Each class has an ambassador who will welcome visitors into their class and discuss their learning. They will act as the voice for the class and will share the views of their peers on whole school matters through the pupil parliament meetings. These roles are a vital part of our primary community, of which the student voice is highly valued.     

What do pupil parliament leaders do?

  • Talk to visitors about what they are learning in the classroom
  • Be confident to speak to visitors
  • Be able to clearly explain their learning
  • Have a positive, enthusiastic approach to learning
  • Be smart and well presented
  • Be reliable
  • Act a good role model
  • Support new children to settle into the school community 

Over this year we will also be developing lots of other pupil advocate roles, giving lots of children a chase to take on responsibility. Some of the roles will include, but is not limited to:

  • Digital leaders
  • Sports leaders 
  • Eco Leaders
  • Jigsaw advocates 
  • Early Years Leaders
  • Reading champions