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Overthorpe School Leaders

'...in our family we nurture the courage and skills to fly higher than the flock.'


At Overthorpe we encourage our children to take an active role in all aspects of school leadership. We have children who are actively involved in decision making for the whole school and proactively lead in important areas of the school. At the beginning of the school year, children have to apply for specific leadership roles within school and are interviewed by members of the senior leadership team to establish their suitability for the role. 

School Leadership roles

Welcomers- Key role for collective worship in welcoming pupils and staff to the hall for collective worship, helping support staff in the delivery of collective worship.                                                      

Readers- Key role for collective worship, to support staff through the reading of certain passages, reflections linked to the theme of worship.                                

Prayer leaders- Key role for collective worship, to support staff through the reading of prayers, lighting of candles, enabling pupils to reflect on the theme of worship.                                                                 

Musicians / Technicians- Key role for collective worship, to support staff through technical support of computing for power points, videos, music. In addition to this they will help prepare the hall for worship ensuring there is enough seating available for staff and pupils.      

School Council- Key role in driving school improvement. Working alongside staff and being the spokesperson for their classes in making key changes to how the school runs. There will be a school council leader and vice leader for each class from year 2 upwards.                                        

Friendship/Play Buddies- Lunchtime, playtime buddies whose role is to ensure that everyone has something to do during playtimes. Engage in play with children who want support.                             

Sports Ambassadors- Sports ambassador for each class. Help in developing the sports curriculum, sports clubs, sports equipment and sports at playtimes.

Digital Leaders- Support for computing leader in ensuring all computers and iPads work effectively. Help develop the computing curriculum, clubs and ensure the school has the appropriate equipment available in classes.


Sports Ambassadors


Collective Worship Leaders