Pupil Leadership

Our School Leadership Teams

At Rivington Primary School, we provide many opportunities for our young people to develop leadership skills and we entrust pupils with responsibilities commensurate with their strengths and abilities.  Formal pupil leadership roles, such as Pupil Leadership Team members, Prefects, Sports Leaders and Peer Mentors provide important benefits for both the pupils and the school.

Pupil Leadership Team

Our Pupil Leadership Team are the student voice of the school. They are a democratically elected groups of pupils from each class in Years 2-6, who represent their peers and make a positive contribution to the school, its environment, and values. At Rivington, elections are held during the first term of the new academic year.  The children are invited to put themselves forward for nomination by giving a short presentation to their class. Their classmates then vote for their chosen Leaders.

Our Pupil Leadership Team meet regularly to bring the views and ideas of the whole school together. Any issues they wish to raise or suggestions they make, are considered by the SLT and appropriate action is taken. It has been proven that when children actively participate in leadership in school life, and their ideas and opinions are listened to and valued, they feel respected and encouraged to make further contributions; knowing their views are valued, discussed and acted upon. Contributing to their whole school community, allows our children to build their self-esteem and social skills, understanding how they can contribute to society as a whole and what it means to be an active citizen.

Pupil Leadership Team Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Act as an ambassador for the school both in and out.
  • Plan, organise and promote fundraising events.
  • Represent pupil voice.
  • Work alongside Staff to continue to improve our school.
  • Help the SLT and governors to make decisions on behalf of the pupils.
  • Meet regularly to feedback to the senior leadership team and governors about key decisions.

Head and Deputy Head Girls and Boys

We have also elected children from our Y6 class to be Rivington's first Head Boy and Head Girl, who will be supported by a Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl. These children will work alongside the SLT to develop our school. They will represent our school at community and school events, giving them opportunities to develop their confidence in speaking to a range of different people.


Our School Prefects are Year 6 pupils who have to apply for their position and, after a rigorous selection process, are chosen by staff. They are pupils who always follow our School values and have a good attitude towards their learning – they are model pupils!  It is considered to be a prestigious position: Rivington prefects are expected to take their role seriously. The position not only allows the Year Six pupils to lead by example and demonstrate their responsibility; it also enables the younger children to learn from their good example which is why they are carefully selected.  Once chosen, they are awarded badges to wear and their position made known to other children within the school. Prefects have the potential to influence our whole school community by becoming champions of our school values and advocates for positive change.

Prefect roles and responsibilities:

  • Modelling to our School values other children how to behave well
  • Organising other pupils at assembly time and helping to set up the class for assemblies.
  • Contributing to the school newsletter
  • Encouraging children to move around the school calmly and quietly
  • Working with classes during wet break times
  • Showing visitors around the school
  • Assisting at school events
  • Helping in the dining hall
  • Helping in the school office with admin tasks such as making sure letters go to classes.



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