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Lionel Primary School

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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 once a fortnight (at least 2 per half term). Two pupils in the class have the opportunity to lead the meetings and each child will have the opportunity to lead the meeting. The meetings are based around a single question that small groups discuss and vote on. Votes are then entered into a tool for our School Communication Team to check.


The Communication Team is made up of 2 children from each class in the Upper Juniors. This group of children help to plan the meetings, set up the questions, the link to send to classes and analyse the results of meetings. The questions come from SLT, Teachers and Children.


Action Teams are the real stars of our school council. These are small groups, clubs or teams who get together to share an interest, organise an event or try and improve something about the school. The action team 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.




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 and Vice 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.


(Please note: Due to COVID restrictions we currently do not have House Captains. We will reinstate them when possible)


Every year we vote for children to be on the sports committee and become a sports leader. The sports committee meet up regularly with our PE leader (Miss Lusted) and our PE teacher Mr Parker to look at sports events and competitions that have taken place and are coming up. Our sports committee are responsible for writing up sporting events for the website. They learn new playground games to teach to children in their class and give feedback about playtimes. There are 2 sports leaders in each class from Year 3 to Year 6. Children are nominated by the sports leader at the start of the year and then the nominated children are voted for by their class.




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 yellow lanyards when they are helping in class. They meet with our computing coordinator Miss Selby or Miss Williamson at least once a term.

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