Personal Development at Rockingham Primary School
Within school, we are keen to enable our children to develop the skills that they need to enable them to be confident, successful future citizens. One of the ways we do this is by enabling children to take some responsibilities within school.
To help our children learn more about British Values and the role these play within our society, we have decided to establish our own school parliament to ensure that the voice of our children is always heard and valued. We want our children to understand the purpose of a parliament and that members of parliament are elected to serve their community and to be a force for change.
What is our School Parliament for?
The School Parliament is about:
- Working and learning together
- Learning about democracy
- Learning how to play a positive role model in our community
- Improving our school for everyone
The Junior Parliament will meet at least once per half term. Children will be given the agenda the week before the meeting to enable them to discuss items with their peers. Following the meeting, the parliamentarians will then report back to their class.
Meet our Junior Parliamentarians
Our Junior Parliamentarians will be easily identifiable by their badge.
Our first Junior Parliamentarians are:
Emil, Charlie, Lucy, Robert, Vlada, Ollie, Tiana, Bentley, Amie, Xander, Kate, Dominik, Remie, Dusan, Riley, Nicole and Halli.
We now have a group of fully trained Year 6 children who are play leaders. They lead and organise activities during playtimes for other children to take part in. These activities change regularly depending upon the interests of the children. They include arts and crafts, sports activities and also board games.
Our Play leaders are:
Cassie-Jo, Jude, Abi, Laila, Yasmine, Sophie, Elliot, Jayden, Nicole, Jeffrey, Junior, Riley, Olivia and Tarak.
At Rockingham, we have four house teams which are: Ruby, Citrine, Sapphire and Emerald. Every child is allocated to one of the houses which they then support during our whole school events. When our children log their reading, they earn points for their house team. Our Sports Days are very competitive with each house bidding to earn the most house points to enable them to be awarded with the house cup. Our house captains are chosen from our Year 6 pupils who help to organise events and take a leading role in our whole school celebration assemblies.
Our house captains for this year are:
Ruby - Halli and Alisha
Citrine - Jeffrey and Nicole
Sapphire - Elliot and Katarina
Emerald - Abi and Noah
Road Safety Heroes
As our school is located on a busy main road, we feel that it is important that our children are aware of the need for good road safety sense. We are proud to be taking part in Northamptonshire's Road Safety Heroes Scheme and have appointed our first four Road Safety Heroes who are:
Olivia, Kitti, Robert and Fraser.
Our Road Safety Heroes will be easily identifiable by their bright pink high visibility vests and badges.