At Grappenhall Heys, we encourage and celebrate young leaders and role models.
Children are appointed to these positions of responsibilities in different ways as we strive to encourage children to recognise their own potential and that of their peers. For some positions, children prepare and deliver speeches to their peers and are voted for by the children in their class. In other cases, staff recognise a pupils' particular excellence in a subject and their ability to lead others. Additionally, for some positions of leadership, pupils are interviewed by staff / other pupils for a role.
Our School Council
Working alongside our head teacher, our school councillors give their voice and opinions to life at school. They were instrumental in developing our school library in 2018/19. We very much welcome the thoughts of our pupils in how we can support them in their learning.
Our Eco Team
Our Eco Team, alongside Miss Corradine, are working hard to raise the profile of Eco issues in our school. Our team of budding environmentalists have been chosen by their classes and are full of fantastic ideas. In September 2019, our Eco team wrote a letter to our local MP to explain their worries about environmental issues which they shared with the school in assembly.
Each term, ten Year 6 pupils act as prefects and are key role models in school. They help out at key events, support the office staff and teachers and lead by example.
We are keen to continue getting the best from our wonderful library and our newly appointed librarians are raring to go. Having given speeches as to why they'd make great librarians, these fabulous children have all been elected by their teachers and peers.
Our house captains and vice captains (from Year 5 and 6) are responsible for acting as role models for each of our house teams. They also act as our sports crew and promote active break times and lunches across the school. These children have been trained in play leading and are supported by the staff to encourage others to join in.
Our Digital Leaders
In an era of technological advancement, we often find ourselves as staff looking towards the support of our excellent pupils. This group of talented role models work had to support the school with technology. They support staff in the creation of videos to promote the school and with learning in class.
Afternoon Tea with Mrs Jackson
Pupil Voice Forums
We value what our pupils think and hold regular Pupil Voice Forums. Each half term, the children from Year 1 to Year 6 are split into groups containing 3 or 4 children from each class. These groups then visit different teachers to share their thoughts on what they enjoy about each subject, how we can help them learn and their suggestions as to what we can do better!