Our Pupil Leaders

Year 6 roles:  

Year 6 take on a number of leadership roles including Head Boy and Head Girl, House Captains and Leading Lights.  

Year 6 each have a buddy in the reception class and meet regularly for shared learning and celebrations. In addition, the whole class act as librarians under the direction of our wonderful librarian Mrs Dyer and allow children to take books out each morning. 

The Head Boy and Girl act as school representatives at important events like Remembrance Day and often show visitors around or take part in interviews. They also lead the school council.  

House Captains lead their houses in regular meetings and help to organise charity events. They also play a key role on Sports Day and in regular house competitions such as the spelling bee. They act as role models for the rest of the school. They keep a count of weekly house points and hope to be the winners each term.  


 Leading Lights:  

Leading Lights are a group of Year 6 children who help to organise our daily collective worship. They monitor pupil feedback, speak regularly to governors and share ideas for how to develop the spiritual life of the school. They also support the younger year groups when they are leading our church worships. 


Platt Eco-Council:  

Platt has an Eco-council, consisting of 2 children from each year group from Years 1 -6.  

The group meet on a half termly basis or more, to discuss any issues the children think will impact our school, such as:  

  • using less paper,  
  • turning off lights,  
  • recycling and upcycling previously used materials and;  
  • building things to encourage wildlife, such as a bug hotel.  

Their current project is much larger than this, as they have been given the task to research and draw ideas of how to improve our sensory garden.  This will be an ongoing project, involving other members of our Platt community, such as governors, our PTA and parent volunteers.   During our recent meet – up, the children were involved in tidying the area, weeding, and rearranging.  They thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon, to act on their ideas and were rewarded with fruit and biscuits to keep their energy levels up 😉