Our values of love, honesty and respect underpin our drive in cultivating ambitious, enthusiastic and creative pupils, who confidently and enthusiastically embrace challenges and implement solutions.
Established frameworks and structures provide a plethora of opportunities for pupils to lead and have an active voice within our school community. These roles prepare pupils for life in modern Britain and beyond.
Prefects are expected to establish and maintain the highest standards of behaviour, attitude and appearance at all times and provide a positive role model for other pupils. They are appointed each year to undertake various roles and responsibilities around the School.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Encourage the Christian values of Love, Honesty and Respect.
- Lead by example.
- Wear the school uniform correctly and with pride.
- Work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team to promote good behaviour, manners, politeness.
- Assist the Senior Leadership Team in helping the school run effectively.
- Act as additional pairs of eyes at break times and lunchtimes and to report to staff serious misbehaviour.
- Patrol the school corridors and playgrounds at break times and lunchtimes in order to assist in preventing any lack of respect for persons and property.
- Help provide a happy and safe environment in which all members of the school community feel valued.
- Carry out other tasks and jobs as may be directed from time to time by staff.
Peer Mediation is a process that we use in Holy Trinity that uses the restorative approach, which means pupils find out what happened, the thoughts and feelings behind the behaviour and what both parties feel is needed to put things right.
Our Peer Mediators have been trained to ensure that all play and lunch times are a safe and happy environment for all including themselves. The training included listening skills, understanding and managing anger, as well as conflict resolution. They practised this by acting out various situations. Our Peer Mediators are extremely valued and hold an important role in the school.
Peer Mediators can be identified on the playground by their bright green hi-vis jackets, and their peer mediator badges. Issues that occur on the playground are recorded in a folder which is regularly checked by an adult.
Our Peer Mediators know that there is support always on hand when needed.
LEADING LIGHTS AND WORSHIP TECHNICIANS
Pupils in Year 5 and 6 are offered a variety of positions of responsibility within the school. Our Leading Lights and Worship Technicians are part of our pupil leadership group.
Leading Lights and Worship Technicians are role models for expected behaviour and show diligence and enthusiasm towards all aspects of school life, striving to do their best at all times.
Leading Lights open and close our whole school worship, greeting the whole school community and introducing the worship leader. They read the daily Bible reading and lead the school in prayer.
Worship Technicians operate our presentations for whole school worship, ensuring that worship songs are ready and played on time and that the presentations run smoothly for the worship leader.
Both of these positions are sought after by Year 5 and pupils, with many pupils applying for the roles, some of whom have been aspiring to the role for a number of years.
We believe in the importance of all children having a voice and expressing their thoughts and opinions respectfully and freely. We are proud to have School Council representatives who ensure that all views of children in their classes are heard.
School Council representatives meet on a regular basis with the Head Teacher - Mrs Gibbs-Naguar and Lead Teacher - Mrs. Kalapi. During these meetings, representatives discuss and debate ideas and suggestions put forward by their peers and or teachers. The outcomes are agreed and this is fed back to their classmates.
There are many great changes, which have taken place all thanks to our School Council!
All the children at Holy Trinity know that this is their school and their thoughts and opinions ALWAYS matter!
As part of the additional leadership responsibilities House Captains and Vice House Captains are elected.
Each year four Year 6 pupils serve as House Captains and four Year 2 pupils serve as Vice House Captains represented by Year 2 children.
The houses are :
- Margate (red)
- Broadsatirs (yellow)
- Dymchurch (blue)
- Minnis Bay (green)
House captains are required to fill in an application form and give reasons as why they feel they would be the best candidate to carry out the role and how they can support with school events. The applicants are then democratically chosen by the children in their class.
House captains represent their named house by collecting house points, which are given to children for their excellent behaviour and learning during the week. The house and vice-captains will collect house points from each class every Thursday and will announce the winning house during Friday’s worship.
The winning house at the end of the academic year are rewarded with a special prizes and privileges.