Here at Merritts Brook, we enable all our pupils to acquire the skills needed to be tomorrows leaders. We aim to shape them into leaders of the future, ready for work, ready for the world. We build confidence and self belief so our pupils have the skills for real life situations.
We nurture our pupils to feel safe and confident to share their opinions and viewpoints. This is gathered in a range of ways including through pupil voice surveys, PSHE lessons and pupil voice suggestion boxes.
We have a range of opportunities that pupils can participate in. Here are some of the roles on offer for our pupils:
- School Council
- House Team Captains
- Eco Council
- Sports Leaders
- Wellbeing Champions
- Online safety ambassadors
“When I applied to be a prefect, I hoped with all my heart I would be successful. It was such an amazing feeling to be given this honour during assembly when Mrs Hall gave me my badge. I wear my prefect badge with pride and love the fact that I am given responsibility and I am at the heart of the school community.”
-Olivia, Year 6
Our House Team captains take responsibility for collecting the house points each week and motivating their house team to collect as many house points as possible.
Our Eco-Council is made up of representatives from each year group. These children meet on a regular basis and decide on important steps that we can take as a school to raise environmental awareness, improve the school environment and create financial savings for our school as well as a whole host of other issues.
Each class has a sports leader. The sports leader’s role is to encourage their peers to engage and take part with sport and physical activity. They also collect information on the times and finishing places during sporting activities and events. These leaders work closely with our Sports Partnership to ensure we take part in as many county and school games activities and competitions both within our academy and against other schools.
Our wellbeing champions work closely with our Mental Health lead. They meet to develop our provision for mental health and contribute to our school and trust’s bigger strategy on supporting the mental health and well-being of all people within our school.
“We have librarians who play a crucial role ensuring that we have an engaging, varied collection of books in our library for all to read. Taking responsibly in reminding pupils to read regularly at home and return their school diary, promoting class authors and working in our school library. Our librarians also support our Reading Parent Champion with the organisation and delivery of reading in our school library.”
-Ms Bryan, Reading Lead