Abbeymead Primary School

Pupil Voice and Leadership Roles at Abbeymead


Here at Abbeymead Primary School, we believe that our children are the most important people and we endeavour to give all children lots of opportunities to share their ideas and opinions and play an active role in the decisions that affect their learning and well-being.

We have lots of ways that the children can do this formally through the following leadership groups:

  • Rainbow Council - voted by peers
  • House Captains and Vice Captains - voted by peers after an initial application
  • Inclusion Leaders - selected by staff
  • Play Leaders - selected by staff
  • PE Leaders/ Ambassadors - selected by staff
  • Language Ambassadors - selected by staff
  • Digital leaders - selected by staff


as well as regular pupil conferencing and pupil surveys. 

However we also work hard to create an ethos that allows the children to regularly share their opinions in an informal way through conversations in class, assemblies and 1:1 conversations with all school staff. 

We keep a 'Pupil Engagement Record' which records which leadership activities (and clubs) the children have been involved in and this allows us to target children who have not yet had the opportunity to be involved in school leadership roles. 

Abbeymead PE Leaders/ Ambassadors 


At Abbeymead we recognise the importance of developing not only the children’s physical capabilities but also their leadership skills.

Our P.E. leaders programme provides our children with the opportunity to work alongside coaches, teachers and peers to learn strong leadership skills.

The PE leaders are responsible for:

  • Organising, sorting and ensuring PE equipment is tidy in the PE cupboard.
  • Running/helping run activities at lunch/after school
  • Helping to organise events
  • Collecting/returning class PE equipment
  • Assisting the class teacher in PE
  • Taking part in leadership training to gain qualifications

The Rainbow Council - 2022/2023 


More information coming shortly..

Learning Forum Monitoring Activities

Learning Walk  - SMSC displays

Abbeymead Community Enterprise Group

The Abbeymead Community Enterprise (ACE) Group is made up of the Learning Forum and friends.  Their main aim is to come up with ideas and implement community betterment projects. The first one completed this year was distributing free dog poo bags in the local community to encourage people to keep the local area clean. 


A Digital Leader is a pupil who is part of a Digital Leaders Team within a school, whose role it is to support the use and to further the development of ICT in school.

Interested children will need to apply for the position and interviews will be held before appointing Digital Leaders from KS2 and Year 2.  The team will then meet regularly at Computing Club.

Pupils are then given training and support to develop specific areas of ICT expertise. Once a pupil gains an area of expertise, staff may then request the use of the Digital Leader for a variety of different roles.

Typically, things that may be performed by a Digital Leader could be:

  • Test and review new ICT resources, which could be websites, software or hardware.
  • Share their skills and expertise with other pupils, classes and teachers.
  • Set up ICT equipment in classrooms for teachers.
  • Attend and lead Computing Clubs.
  • Support teachers in using ICT in the classroom. 


Digital Leaders Trip to the BETT Show, London

Inclusion Leaders

Our 'Inclusion Leaders' are our pupil voice in terms of how our children work with the members of our support staff in school. They help us to make sure that the teaching and learning in school is accessible to all children, and tell us what works for them and what doesn't with regards to resources and strategies used in the classroom.


 Play Leaders

Our school is extremely lucky to have some brilliant play leaders. At lunch time their role is to play with a group of pupils and to organise playground games.

Play Leaders are responsible for the following areas:

  • Introducing new games,
  • Supporting children to play safely
  • Reinforcing Abbeymead's core values,
  • Taking out and putting away play equipment,
  • Leading playtime activites


Lunchtime reading club hosted by the Learning Forum

Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS

Tel: 01452371710