Here at Ainslie Wood we have four coloured houses. All children from Years 1-6 belong to one of these houses; Willow (blue), Oak (red), Maple (yellow), Rowan (green). Children in Year 5 have chance to become a deputy head boy/girl of their own house. They are interviewed by the Head boy and girl of their house who conduct their own interview; from writing appropriate questions, to making the tricky decisions about who is the best candidate. When the deputies move into Year 6 they become the Head of their house and interview new deputies.
The roles of the heads and deputies involve running school council meetings and carrying out and follow up requests. They also give tours to visitors and are there to support the children within their house in a range of different ways.
'This role has helped me gain experience in what it is like to be a leader' - Bailey, Oak Head Boy
'This role has allowed me to engage with children across the whole school. This make me feel proud as it is a big responsibility' - Sophia, Maple Head Girl
'I feel like I have gained respect from my peers and have the confidence to help them solve disagreements and listen to their concerns' - Ollie, Rowan Deputy Head Boy