Carr Junior School

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South Bank Multi Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 10067116 whose registered office is at Woodthorpe Primary School, Summerfield Rd, York YO24 2RU

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Carr Junior School

Pupil Leadership Team

Pupil Leadership Team Structure

At Carr Junior we have an extremely active Pupil Leadership Team who are supported by staff member Mr Maskell.

The Pupil Leadership Team structure promotes pupil leadership opportunities, enabling our children to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills through key roles of responsibility and new experiences. It allows pupils from all year groups to be actively involved in the way that the school is run. 

Our Pupil Leadership Team aims are to;

*Represent all pupils and include as many people as possible.

*Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views.

*Feedback to pupils about what happened about their views.

*Action decisions that have been made or explain why they can’t happen.


At the start of the academic year the Pupil Leadership Team met and discussed what their focus would be for the year. After a long debate we all agreed that any decision we make must relate back to the pupils at our school and improve things in a positive way. We decided that we would branch out into 3 main focus areas; Whole School Improvement, Competitions and Playtimes/Lunchtimes.

Whole School Improvement - this focus was chosen to umbrella many aspects of school life the Pupil Leadership Team wanted to make an impact on; pupils engagement with school both academic and socially, improving key areas of concern across the school and implementing new aspects to the school which pupils will enjoy.

Competitions - this was a key focus of many of the pupils within the Leadership Team as they wanted to not only allow pupils to pursue their own areas of interest but to encourage pupils to take part in something as a whole school.

Playtimes/Lunchtimes - this focus came from a previous pupil voice in the PE. Pupils felt like playtimes and lunchtimes could be improved so that pupils are more active, more engaged and have opportunities to explore their own interests. 

Autumn Term 2021-2022 

What an incredible team our Pupil Leadership Team have been so far. This term they have set and achieved the following priorities on behalf of their peers:

Whole School Improvement

  • Potential librarians were interviewed, trained and successfully enrolled as school librarians.
  • The librarians prepared the library for opening.
  • Whole School film night to raise funds for school. A total of £600 was raised.
  • Pupil Voice board was introduced and the first question was completed with the results shared with the pupils.
  • Pupils attended an academy-wide Pupil Parliament event to discuss several issues across the city relating to young people.


  • Art competition was completed with over 150 entries.
  • Prices were handed out and winners were celebrated in a whole school assembly.


  • An evaluation was completed of what equipment we had available at playtimes.
  • A survey was taken out by some members of the Pupil Leadership Team.
  • Training of playground leaders was completed.

Spring Term 2021-2022

Whole School Improvement

  • Librarians held an assembly to launch the opening of the Library.
  • Pupil Voice board was updated with the second question completed with results shared with the pupils.
  • Monitoring of the impact of the Library ongoing.


  • Baking competition launched and to be completed over Easter.
  • Active competition prepared for the start of Summer term.


  • Playground Leader program launched with huge success.
  • Resources purchased and placed on playgrounds to improve the pupils experience at these tricky times.

Photos of projects created by the Pupil Leadership Team

Messy Monster Art Competition