At Chudleigh Knighton Primary School we believe that children should have leadership opportunities throughout their school life. Every child has the opportunity to be a leader from the small roles that happen in the classroom to roles which have an impact on the whole school and last throughout the year.
Our School Council
The School Council members are elected by the class members each year and working alongside a teacher they meet at least once every half term. They are involved in discussions about the School Menu and the Virtual Visit Days as well as running their own Suggestion box. Please click below to find out more about our school council.
Our Ethos Team
The Ethos team works alongside Miss Dorrington and Reverend Paul Whimsett attending Ethos Days with other Federation School members. They attend meetings held at the school and support other school members during the Collective Worship. Please click on the link below to find out more about our Ethos Team.
Our Eco Committee consists of a representative from each year group and a Chair, currently working alongside Mrs Dennis. We meet regularly as our role is to help maintain the school gardens. We work to support other pupils and staff during the 'Switch off Fortnight' and have sent two members of our Eco Club and Committee to Chelsea Flower Show for the last 5 years to represent the school. To find out more about our Eco Committee please click on the link below.
The whole school votes to choose their House Captain for the school year from their House Groups. The Year 6's provide the House Captains and Prefects. Their roles are varied and include taking visitors for tours of the school, helping in our assemblies and leading their own House Assemblies. They play an important role in our Sports Days. For more information about our House Captains please follow the link below.
Each class offers leadership roles with children taking responsibility for class based jobs such as Cloakroom, Snack and Register monitors.
Burrator Class children are paired up with a Reception child in July and will act as their buddy throughout the school year. The Buddies look after the children during lunch and playtime and take part in a variety of class activities. The older children love the responsibility of their Buddy role and supporting the Reception children.
Children in Year 4 and 5 are given the opportunity to become Play Leaders. This role is supported by one of our TA's and they assist the Meal Time Assistant's in getting equipment out at lunchtimes, supervising games and activities and helping the younger pupils to improve their skills. Some of our Play Leaders attend the Conferences held at Stover School. There is always a lot of enthusiasm from the children to become a Play Leader.
Our Learning Exchange takes place on most Thursday afternoons during term time. This initiative began in October 2012 where members of the community come into the school and share their skills with the children. Two children are picked every week to meet and greet the guests who arrive at the school. The children are also encouraged to share their knowledge and skills with other pupils. The last session of every term we hold a 'Sharing Skills Special' where the children take the role of Leader. We have had children sharing their dancing, chess, tae kwon do and origami skills. Pupils design assault courses for the younger pupils and sports activities for them to take part in. For more information about the Learning Exchange please follow this link.