Pupils as Leaders
We are keen to ensure that the pupil's voice in all aspects of school life, is high. We have various groups that run on a daily, weekly or monthly basis to ensure that school life and improvement is based on shared visions. Read our School Charter below, to get a feel for our school.
You are entering a magical school, one that will give you goose bumps as you experience it.
We believe that you can fulfil your dreams and destinies if you put your mind to it - you can achieve greatness.
Leave all your worries behind you and remember that we learn from our mistakes.
We have a positive ‘Yes, I can’ attitude – it makes all the difference! We love to celebrate achievement with the sparkly book, Mrs. Rice’s basket and our unique video diary den.
Our school council help our school out and listens to our thoughts and ideas.
We want you to taste the amazing food from Fresh Start; it will give you a healthy heart.
Join us for a morning ‘run a mile’ or a skip2Bfit session at 8.30am to get your body and mind ready for the day ahead and boost your physical fitness.
Our uniform also makes us feel special – red for a caring heart.
We skip around forest school making memories, have lots of extra clubs to choose from and sing with pride and gusto - it will give you the shivers.
Our BNTO (Be Nice to Others) commitment means that you will see kindness, caring and happy students (and staff). This is in the classroom and at break times.
Our Eco team make sure our school is leading the way in terms of being eco-friendly so save the turtles! J
Don’t get us started on all the playground equipment and special resources that we have as a result of school and PTA fund raising!
Our library is inspiring and stock piled with books for all ages and interests. Accelerated Reading will motivate you to read more and to try new types of books.
Digital leaders will decode your life.
Our special school song written alongside Al Start will turn your life around and our prefects make sure that we are all being positive.
We, at DPS, believe that a smile is contagious so leave any frowns at the door and be ready to turn them upside down, as we have six and a half hours of joy! Is it magical as we said? YES IT IS!
In pre-covid times we always have school prefects; they were selected to support the smooth running of various aspects of school life. Their maturity and modeling of school values made them the perfect role models for all other children in the school.
Be Nice to Others (BNTO), formerly known as Anti-Bullying Committee
This committee meets on a half termly basis, after school, and is made up of children, parents, staff, and governors. Pupils are not elected for this committee, they come forward if they are keen to share their views and opinions and commit their time. Our aim is to ensure that Deanshanger Primary School is a happy and safe learning environment. The pupil leaders of BNTO regularly lead assemblies and plan campaigns to increase awareness. Our latest leaflet is attached below.
IThe BNTO are always keen or more children and parents to join the. Let your class teacher know if you'd like to join. The dates for meetings in the next school year are as follows. All meetings are straight after school until 4.15pm.
Thoughts from BNTO members as to what makes a good member and why we should have a BNTO committee -
'(We are) making sure everyone is happy, being kind and trying to make the school as good as it can be', Charlotte Y3
'Give up some time in your lunch break to make someone else happy', Benjamin Y4
'You are on the committee to make sure that people are people nice to others and that you are yourself', Abbie Y2
Each class elects one pupil to join the school council. Their lunchtime meetings cover a diverse range of topics - all proposed by the children. School Council members report back to their classes about the information discussed and gauge opinions on new plans. They support various aspects of school life including being role models in assembly. School council meetings are openly shared on the noticeboard by the library.
Eco team and Litter team
Pupils volunteer to be on these committees. Their activities in school are self-initiated with the overall objective of ensuring that our awareness of 'green' issues is high, that these are modelled on a daily basis and that our school is an environmentally friendly and clean environment.
School Nutrition Action Group (SNAG)
The previous SNAG committee hold annual 'interviews' for new pupil leaders of the SNAG. The lunchtime meetings are based on sharing ideas to improve our understanding of healthy lifestyles inside and outside of school. The SNAG committee also run the SNAG Hut four break times a week and distribute healthy snacks to pupils in KS2 that have signed up for healthy snacks.