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Young leaders

At Sacriston Academy we have many opportunities for our pupils to shine including taking on additional roles through our young leaders' programme.

Playground leaders

Our playground leaders are a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils who organise games and activities for breaktime and lunchtime. They are a friendly bunch who are always on the lookout for new friends and they always make sure everyone has someone to play with.

Digital leaders

Digital leaders monitor the tech that is used in our schools. They are children who are interested, enthusiastic and thanks to training, knowledgeable! They spread good behaviour with technology, support teachers and are able to showcase what is possible. And, importantly, they develop their own skills and become a showcase for what is achievable!

School Ambassadors

A group of children who have the important task of working with Mrs Parks to steer our school towards becoming a Gold Rights Respecting School. We achieved our Silver Award in July 2021 accredited by Unicef, who are the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights.

Our Sacriston Rights Ambassadors for this school year are already thinking of new and exciting ways for the school to learn about children's rights, steering us towards our next award.

WOW (walk once a week) monitor

A key element to our success with Living Streets and walking to school is to give staff and pupils ownership of the project where possible. This is an effective way to make sure it becomes embedded within the school. It also supports the sustainability of the work as schools feel able to continue the activities beyond the end of the project without ongoing support. Our WoW monitor ensures children who are walking to school and being recorded by their class teacher. At the end of each month they collate the points for each class and award the class with the most walking with our in-house trophy.

Eco warriors

Our eco-warriors work hard in school to ensure that we are economical in every way possible. They make sure lights are switched off in empty rooms, that everyone recycles and that computer screens are turned off.

Communication assistants

We have two communication assistants who assist our busy school office with jobs that may arise during the week. The role includes: checking and sorting lost property; preparing and batching letters for parents; and delivering letters and other items to classrooms.


Our librarians are responsible for making sure the library is always neat and tidy and all the books are in the correct place. They ensure that our library is inviting and that new books are covered in protective plastic and displayed for the children to access. Making sure all the outside equipment is set up at the start and end of the day is also something you will be responsible for.

Sports captains

As part of Year 6, children can take on more responsibility by becoming a sports captain. Our captains evidence their passion and commitment for sport and physical activity. The children are then selected for the role of sports captain by a panel including Mrs Brand and members of the senior leadership team. Some of the key responsibilities of our sports captains include: working with the PE co-ordinator to organise and maintain school sports equipment; supporting staff in organising House sports which may include events such as tug-of-war, cross- country and sports day.

As well as the above responsibilities, a sports captain is expected to be a positive role model in terms of attitude, attendance, behaviour, manners and appearance to all members of the Sacriston Academy family.