We believe children becoming leaders has a positive impact on our school. Pupil Voice is essential at Morden and as such, we have introduced a PLT (Pupil Leadership Team) from September 2019. The PLT comprises of a Head Girl and Head Boy; Y6 House Captains (who lead the 5 hummingbird teams); Y5 Sports Leaders and our School council members. PLT regularly meet with the Senior Leadership team to share their ideas for school improvement.
The application process for Head Girl/Boy is rigorous and democratic. Year 6 children had to prepare a speech and deliver it to KS2 children detailing how they demonstrated Morden Values and why they would be a great leader. Each class and staff member then voted for one boy and one girl.
2019 Head Girl is Maria
2019 Head Boy is Jaami
These children will represent the school at events, will show guests and visitors around, talk to parents and be responsible for organising events or development of other projects. They meet with the Senior Leadership team and discuss school matters from a pupil's perspective.
Each of the School’s Hummingbird Teams (Xantus, Zafira, Rufous, Comet and Firecrown) will have two captains who are responsible for collecting team points, encouraging and motivating younger pupils in their houses. Year 6 children had to write a speech and deliver this to their entire hummingbird team (Reception – Year 6) who then voted for two children to represent their team.
Xantus – Guilherme & Amber
Zafira – Marvin & Perry
Rufous – Zurnaina & Charlie
Comet – Samia & Waris
Firecrown – Aitham & Reeve
Our School Council consists of representatives from each class from Years 1 to 6. Councillors are elected by their peers on an annual basis. The School Council then work together on changes that matter to them and the future of our school. Ideas are then shared back to the classes who, in turn, give contributions to be taken back to our next meeting. Ideas range from matters arising in classes, the whole school and also within the school's community.
Year 4 and Year 5 children have the opportunity to apply and be trained as Library Leaders. They supervise the library at lunchtime and ensure it remains tidy so everyone can enjoy the learning area. Library leaders also use the computer system to loan/return books if children choose to come in at lunchtime.