St John's Friendship Ambassadors

Child Led - Leadership Team

Friendship Ambassadors

Friendship Ambassadors are just one of our pupil led leadership teams.

The Friendship ambassadors are children who have a passion for helping and supporting others and have volunteered to help the children at St John’s to never be without a friend. They play an active role in supporting children who are lonely on the playground. They also help to raise awareness of bullying and they come up with new ideas on how to promote the Anti-bullying message at St John’s.

Their main responsibilities include:

  • Support children on the playground
  • Be a good role model for others 
  •  Support children in your class who need a friend 
  • Take part in worship when the theme is Friendship 
  • Take part in meetings with Mr Mills to help make decisions about improvements to playtimes  
  • Judge Anti-bullying day competition 

What is a Child Led Leadership Team?

We have a number of Child Led Leadership Teams at school. They are a groups of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and work together to improve their school, the community and the wider world.

We follow a democratic process to elect each of the Child  Leaders. If a child wishes to become a member of any group, they must give a short speech to their class. A democratic vote then takes place and two children are elected from each class (Year 3 to Year 6). Our Child Leaders must model our school values at all times.

As part of a Child Led Leadership Team, children will support the teachers and all other members of staff to find ways of improving the school experience for all pupils. The Junior Leadership Team are the representative of all pupils to enable them to have a say in improving their school, education and developing new ideas for the future.

Each Leadership Team meet staff regularly and discuss issues that are important to the children. They have an agenda, which they create, and a member of each Leadership Team takes the minutes while another chairs the meeting.

Why do we have Child Led Leadership Teams?

  • To improve the school according to the children’s point of view.
  • To promote both school values and  British Values 
  • To make sure the children have a platform to voice their opinions.
  • To discuss and raise issues that matter to the children.