Playground Buddies

Playground Buddies at Beaufront First School.
All children, as they enter year 4, are given the opportunity to apply to become “Playground Buddies”. The application process is taken very seriously with a letter of application and a formal interview for each applicant. When appointed, the buddies agree to support the management of the school by following the principles set out in the “job description”. Buddies have a range of responsibilities around the school and meet regularly with the Head teacher to discuss positive aspects of school life and areas for improvement. In addition, the buddies propose the younger children for “merit certificates” in our celebration assemblies. The Head teacher’s door is always open for the buddies and they are encouraged to pass on information that will support other members of the school. They are also a valuable channel for “pupil voice” within the school, contributing in many ways to the life of the school.