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Orchard Primary

& Pre-School

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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Pupil Leadership

At Orchard Primary School we believe it is important to develop leadership skills alongside teaching our pupils to become good citizens within both our school community and the wider community in which we live.


To be a good leader, the children need to develop a number of skills and qualities such as:


  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Organisation
  • Enthusiasm
  • Patience
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience


These skills and qualities are developed throughout our curriculum and we also have a range of leadership opportunities for the children to participate in. For some of these roles, the children are elected by their peers and the children are asked to apply for a role, either verbally or in writing; they are then interviewed and a secret ballot is held. This provides an opportunity for the children to experience the process of recruitment and understand the conduct expected, thereby setting them up for future life.


Our Year 6 pupils are encouraged to take greater responsibility and to contribute positively both to the school and the wider community. Their role is to:


  • Act as an ambassador for the school, both in and out.
  • Help plan, organise and promote fundraising, sporting and other events in school.
  • Represent Pupil Voice.
  • Work alongside the Senior Leadership Team to continue to improve our school.
  • Help the governors to make decisions on behalf of the pupils.


Our Pupil Leadership Team is made up of Head Boy and Head Girl, House Captains and Vice Captains. Pupils from each class are also elected to the School Council, Eco Council and Learning Council.


We are very proud of all our pupils who volunteer for these important roles, they are a strength of Orchard Primary School and we look forward to watching them develop throughout the year.