We have a strong pupil voice at Claremont Primary School and proud of the work of our House Captains, School Council and Peer Mediators.
The school leadership team and school governors are also joined by a very special group of school leaders, our House Captains and Vice Captains. This groups show great leadership and team work skills, they lead their house groups by example and organise inter-house competitions. Every week the House Captains and Headteacher have lunch together to discuss issues, projects and plans and on occasions they take over the school newsletter.
Junior Community Council:
Our pupils who have been elected by their classmates for one year to represent the views of elected by their classmates for one year to represent the views of all pupils to improve our school. They go to school council meetings and take part in discussions, take the views of their classmates to the School Council and get involved in projects that the School Council run, they have regular meetings school leadership team.
The purpose of peer mediation is to help children find appropriate ways to respond to problems with others, it is not about telling others what to do. Peer mediators do not "make decisions" but rather work towards a win-win resolution for both sides in order to avoid further trouble.
The children learn:
- Learn responsibility for their behaviour
- Learn to be responsive to their peers in a cooperative and constructive manner
- Improve communication skills
- Learn to be fair and impartial
- Improve self-esteem
"We help in the playground because there are not that many people that are upset any more".
"I feel like being a Peer Mediator has given me confidence to confront my peers and not to be shy, also it gives you skills to use in the future to help other people. It feels great to see a smile after you have helped a child when they are sad. It is so rewarding".
"Being a Peer Mediator in the playground is important because when you are feeling sad and don’t want to go to a teacher, a Peer Mediator can come and help".