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Year 6 Responsibilities

As part of our citizenship education, we believe that children need to experience the duties and responsibilities that come with being a member of a community in order to help them prepare to play an active role as citizens.

At Upperby we believe that all the roles of responsibility (Head Boy/Girl, House Captains & Reading Ambassadors) have very important roles to play in the day-to-day organisation of our school and, as only Year Six pupils are allowed to apply for these positions, it is considered to be very prestigious.  They are, in a sense, junior members of staff and are expected to take their roles seriously.

The positions not only allow the Year Six pupils to lead by example and demonstrate their responsibility, it also enables the younger children to learn from a good example.

Each child is given the opportunity to apply for the jobs that they would like to be considered for, and their applications then go through a selection process.  Once their application has been successful, the roles are announced in a whole school assembly.

All children who have a role must lead by example at all times in their behaviour, the respect they show to others and their school uniform. They take on many roles and have many responsibilities.

The head boy and head girl's main role is to support the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in promoting and representing the school.  Some duties include:

  • Representing the school at certain events
  • Making speeches promoting the school
  • Showing visitors round
  • Meeting with house captains / school council / reading ambassadors
2023 - 2024
Head Girl Faye
Head Boy Kian
House Captains 
Romans House Captain                              
  Deputy House Captain  
Vikings House Captain  
  Deputy House Captain  
Tudors House Captain  
  Deputy House Captain  
Saxons House Captain  
  Deputy House Captain  
Reading Ambassadors 

All roles are monitored throughout the year and children will be offered rewards each term if they have carried out their duties well.