At Caversham Prep our pupils’ views are very important to us. We have focus groups, questionnaires, debates and councils. When our pupils get to the top of the school, they are given positions of responsibility that give them status and confidence, and allows them to become decision-makers in the school that they have attended for seven years.
We place great value on developing our young people and preparing them effectively to become well respected adults and global citizens. Caversham Prep is not just about developing pupils’ academic skills and talents but recognising and developing the key interpersonal skills required to be successful in the wider world.
Being chosen as Head Girl was a big achievement. I always try to be kind to others and I always try to do my best in class. I like the idea that I can be a role model to the younger children. As Head Girl, I often help show new parents around the school and I get to tell them all about the exciting things we do here at Caversham Prep. One of my favourite things has been doing tuck shop on a Friday! I am looking forward to doing a Head Girl’s speech at the end of the year.
I felt very proud (and shocked!) to be chosen to be the Head Boy for my final year at primary school. Sometimes, I feel nervous, because it is a big responsibility and others look up to me so I try to set a good example. I like it when I get to do extra duties, such as helping the infants with their Christmas production and welcoming people into special assemblies. I have been at this school since I was in Reception class so it is cool to think I became head boy!
I enjoy helping others and taking on responsibilities wherever I can as I try to be a kind and helpful pupil. Sometimes, I help give tours around the school – I like doing that because you get to show people what it would be like if their children came here. My favourite thing about this school is that I feel really safe and happy here; I have made lots of friends. I love doing sports here such as swimming and I enjoy music and drama too.
I’m proud to be Deputy Head Boy at Caversham Preparatory School. I like helping other children and teachers and I’ve always got lots of enthusiasm for everything I do. It’s nice to be chosen to speak to people that visit our school and do extra duties for performances. It is good to think I have been Deputy Head Boy in my last year of primary school.
Together we are in charge of organising charity events and getting ideas for fundraisers. So far this year, we’ve raised money for Children In Need by wearing pyjamas to school and doing a sponsored Danceathon for the NCPCC. As part of our role, we meet with some of the teachers to help decide what we can do as a school. Because there are two of us, we have more ideas and we love sharing them with others!
Well-Being is all about making sure that the children are safe and happy at school – this is very important to me. I make sure I do my role every day by keeping an eye out for children that might need support on the playground or in class. I have advertised for Well-Being ambassadors to help spread well-being across the school. Since I could talk, I have enjoyed thinking about how to make people happy.