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Lionel Primary School

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Smart School Council, Pupil Voice and Leadership




At Lionel we have 4 houses: Blue Lions, Red Leopards, Green Tigers and Yellow Jaguars. 


Year 6 are given the opportunity to become House Captains. Every child in Lionel Primary School is in one of the four houses. We hold whole school elections to vote for the House Captains in September. The children prepare a speech and share reasons they would like to be a house captain. Children then share this with the infants and juniors in their house. Votes are then made by all the children in school and collated.


The winning house captains help to lead school events such as Spelling Bee, sports days and author visits. They will be asked to help show parents around the school on any open days and will greet parents when for events such as assemblies and sports days.





In every class from Year 2 upwards we have digital leaders. These leaders are chosen by the class to be the class digital leaders. There are 2 leaders per class. These children advice and help others during computer lessons, help setup digital resources and promote internet safety. Digital leaders wear lanyards when they are helping in class. They meet with our computing coordinator Miss Selby regularly.


We vote for children to be on the sports committee and become a sports leader. The sports committee meet up with our PE leader (Miss Stroud) and our PE teacher Mr Parker to look at sports events and competitions that have taken place and are coming up. There are 2 sports leaders in each class from Year 3 to Year 6. They are also used at playtime to lead games.




Lionel Primary Smart School council plays an important part in making sure all children in school have a voice. We are keen for children to lead whole school initiatives, make decisions and plan for the future.

Each class from Reception through to Year 6 hold pupil-led meetings roughly twice a term. Two pupils in the class have the opportunity to lead the meetings: different children are chosen each time. The meetings are based around a single question that small groups (of varying sizes) discuss and vote on. Votes are then entered into a tool for our teachers and senior leaders to analyse. 


Each question is actioned. The action is shared with all the children in the school at the next meeting. Sometimes action teams are needed. These small groups, clubs or teams get together to share an interest, organise an event or try and improve something about the school. The action teams have an important job of representing their peers and actioning ideas pupils have come up with. Action teams open up the opportunities to any pupil that cares enough and wants to go above and beyond to help to make positive changes.