Head Boy and Head Girl

Head boys and head girls are responsible for representing the school.  They also serve as a good role model for students, and share students’ ideas with the school’s leadership.  They may also be expected to lead fellow prefects and deputy head boy and girls in their duties.

The head boy and the head girl should share a passion and commitment for St Clare’s Primary School. They are the link between the students, staff and governors at St Clare’s. They demonstrate positive behaviours and act as role models for all years. The head boy and head girl support the school at events (such as parents evening, helping out with productions or extra-curricular events. They contribute to the effective running of the school, as directed by any staff member.  The head boy and head girl help to take responsibility as role models for younger students and help to ensure that the school is a safe and secure place for all students.

The head boy and head girl must have the ability to work productively with others, whilst using their initiative to contribute to the positive ethos of the school.  They will need to be organised, responsible, enthusiastic, and a great ambassador for the school. They must maintain excellent behaviour, uniform, attendance and punctuality.

What does a Head boy and 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

School Council

Our School Council aims to encourage our children to:

  • Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
  • Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
  • Develop healthy, safer lifestyles
  • Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
  • To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others


We value the benefits of operating a School Council. The School Council represents the whole school.  We feel they benefit the whole community and as a school we operate as a community. Through our School Council and class council work it is hoped that we can develop a balance and wholeness, helping to make our community more harmonious to live in. Our School Council work will enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence.   Everyone will benefit from the work of the School Council.

Our School Council aims to ensure our children have:

  • A safe, happy and fair learning environment
  • A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them
  • A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills
  • An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school
  • An opportunity to experience a democratic process

Our School Council should encourage pupils to develop:

  • A sense of ownership over policy and practice
  • A consensus over school issues such as behaviour
  • A responsibility towards the school community and environment

Our School Council should give pupils the experience of:

  • Planning, organising and monitoring small projects
  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Debating skills
  • Mediation and negotiating skills
  • Basic budgeting and managing money

Our School Council aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.


Class elections will be held every year so that different representatives can put forward their election speeches as well as developing the full potential of the School Council to complete tasks.  Two candidates will be elected from each class across our school.


  • Two representatives from each class
  • Link Teacher – Mrs Bowen
  • An agenda is to be organised by the link teacher
  • Minutes will be recorded by the children with support from the link teacher

It is a very responsible job, and School Council Members will share information with their class, and get ideas and views from pupils by talking.

Running the School Council Meetings:

The School Council will vote for a chair. This is the person who makes sure everyone gets a turn to speak and encourages all members to contribute. In addition the School Council will ensure someone takes notes during the meeting and the notes should assist the feedback classes receive after the meeting.

At the end of the School Council’s meeting, everyone needs to know what they have to do next. The chair needs to make sure members know what to do and what they have to say to their class.

Giving Feedback to Pupils:

Following the School Council Meeting, School Council Members speak to their class to let them know what is going on and tell the class about the issues being discussed and what is happening next.  This will encourage more children to contribute to further meetings, share worries and let members know the things which could be done to improve the school.  The school will record School Council Achievements on the school newsletter as and when appropriate.

School Council Representives
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6