Every September our school job center opens. Children in Key Stage 2 classes can apply for the different roles available that include School Council and Digital Leaders. They complete an application form and submit it to the Leadership Team. Applications are then shortlisted and children are invited for an interview. Children applying for School Council are voted in by their class mates. All successful candidates meet fortnightly with a member of the Leadership Team.

Digital Leaders

At Hollydale we have a group of children who help support the delivery and development of Computing within the School. Since their introduction at Hollydale in 2015, they have worked hard to improve not only their own subject knowledge but that of other pupils within the school. They are always on hand to support in lessons and at times run lunch clubs for children across the Key Stages. During Digital Leader meetings, the children are given the opportunity to try out new technology and software before it is introduced to the school, and are subsequently consulted as to whether it would fit within our curriculum. We believe it is important to take in and understand the views of the children as it is ultimately them who will gain and benefit the most from what we choose to introduce.

Head Boy and Head Girl

Hollydale has one Head Boy and one Head Girl. They have to go a rigerous interview process and work with the Headteacher to market and improve the school. The Job Description and Person Specification are below.

Head Boy /Girl Job Description

To support the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in promoting and representing the school

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Represent the school at certain events
  • Make speeches promoting the school
  • Show visitors round
  • Meet with school council

Head Boy /Girl Person Specification

  • Experience of being an excellent role model for others
  • Experience of talking to others confidently /or giving speeches
  • Can say the school rules
  • Understands right from wrong
  • Ability to communicate to large groups confidently
  • Ability to recognise and respond to others’ achievements

School Council

Every September each class from Year 2 to Year 6 nominate and vote for a girl and boy to represent their class on our School Council. The School Council meetings are held once a fortnight. They are expected to be positive role models to the other pupils, and take on additional responsibilities around the school.

School Council Poppy Project 2017