Children at Fordingbridge Junior School are at the centre of what we do and provide. We actively encourage them to be involved in the development of the school, to make their voices heard. We are committed to ensuring that children’s views are not just listened to but acted upon. Our aim is to ensure that pupils have regular opportunities to feedback to staff on areas of their learning and learning environment.
Children from each year group can volunteer to be a Buddy and children are voted by their class.
Buddies set up and run games and activities in the playground at lunchtime, look after children who may be feeling sad or lonely and try to involve all children in positive activities.
Being a prefect is an optional responsibility given to Year 6 pupils.
Prefects ensure children enter the school at break and lunchtime with permission from an adult and that all pupils behave sensibly within the school building.
School Council consists of 16 children – 2 from each class across the school – who are elected by their peers at the start of the school year.
We meet once a week after school and debate suggestions put forward by children, teachers, Governors and the FJSA before working proactively to bring about positive changes to the school.
In the past they have also been involved in staff appointments and organising fundraising events.
At the beginning of Year 6 children are elected by their peers to become House and Vice Captains for Linwood, Bolderwood, Knightwood and Amberwood.
The children represent their House in celebration assembly each week and also assist with whole school events such as
sports day, the dance festival and inter-house competitions.