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The Junior Leadership Team 

Central to our vision at King Athelstan is to ensure the children make good progress and achieve high standards in their academic, personal and social development. We ensure children have a voice and a crucial role in developing our school for the benefit of the whole community. Through good quality teaching, we nurture their self-belief, personal ambition and a life-long love of learning.

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Our school family is a close knit community into which we embrace new families and children. We ensure the children are treated as individuals and put their happiness and welfare at the heart of everything we do.

Healthy competition

The children are organised into four houses - Yellow (Cambridge), Red (Dawson), Blue (Hawks) and Green (Villiers). Not only does this help nurture a healthy degree of competition, it also gives the children a sense of belonging up and down the school and not just in their own classes. We also run many of our sporting activities in conjunction with St John's when we join house teams across the two schools. The children get to make new friends and learn to build teams in different social environments.

Our Year 6 children are encouraged to share in the responsibility of running the school and being role models to younger children at all times. 

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Co-Chairs of the Junior Leadership Team

  • report to the headteacher
  • lead assemblies, meetings and events
  • Co-Chair School Council Meeting
  • lead tours of the school for visitors
  • dedicate additional time to my duties outside of school e.g. Christmas and Summer Fairs

House Captains

  • House Captains | Tarves Primary School and NurseryReport to Mr McLaughlin
  • Be a sporting role model in lessons, at break times, during sports day and at sporting events
  • Support younger children at break and lunch times
  • Lead races and support teams on sports day
  • Support Mr McLaughlin with additional responsibilities e.g. maintaining equipment
  • Lead on house points across the school including promotion, recording and presenting results


  • Office assistants
  • Librarians
  • Classroom helpers
  • School environment police
  • Lost property angels
  • KS2 playground assistants
  • KS1 playground assistants

Equality and Diversity Lead

  • Report to Miss Meggitt (Equality and Diversity lead) 
  • Be a role model to all children
  • Be an advocate for change and growth
  • Lead assemblies, meetings and events
  • Dedicate additional time to my duties outside of school e.g. Christmas and Summer Fairs

Children have to apply for these roles and go though an application, presentation and interview process.

Click here to download the Application Form


Eco Warriors

There is one Eco Warrior in each class from Years 1-6. Reporting to Clare Williamson, Eco Warriors Lead, they will examine some of the significant environmental issues facing our world today:

  • air pollution
  • deforestation
  • the threat of plastic consumption
  • global warming

The Eco Warriors will meet regularly to:

  • implement the King Athelstan Eco code 
  • develop an action plan for areas we feel we can tackle
  • share ideas with their classes, the school and the wider community

Click here to download the KS1 Application Form

Click here to download the KS2 Application Form

School calendar

  • School breaks up for summer holidays one hour early than usual
    24 July 2024
  • PCSA Whole school picnic in Athelstan Park
    24 July 2024, From 2.10pm
  • INSET Days
    2 - 3 Sep 2024
  • INSET Day
    4 October 2024
  • INSET Day
    6 January 2025

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