Person Specification and Job Description for House and Sports captain
All Year Eight students are invited to apply for these posts.
Candidates wishing to apply for the post of house or sports captain and for the post of vice house or vice sports captain must produce a manifesto setting out their ethos and goals for the year ahead. The manifestos are to go on show to pupils within the school during the first week back after the summer holidays. Candidates must also prepare a speech to be presented to the other pupils in their house. Once complete, the following positions will be filled through whole school elections:
- Saxon boy house captain.
- Saxon girl house captain.
- Roman boy house captain.
- Roman girl house captain.
- Norman boy house captain.
- Norman girl house captain.
- Saxon boy sports captain
- Saxon girl sports captain.
- Roman boy sports captain.
- Roman girl sports captain.
- Norman boy sports captain.
- Norman girl sports captain.
- Saxon boy vice house captain.
- Saxon girl vice house captain.
- Roman boy vice house captain.
- Roman girl vice house captain
- Norman girl vice house captain.
- Norman boy vice house captain.
- Saxon boy vice sports captain.
- Saxon girl vice sports captain.
- Roman boy vice sports captain.
- Roman girl vice sports captain
- Norman girl vice sports captain.
- Norman boy vice sports captain.
First and foremost the position of house or games captain should be held in high regard by staff and by other students. Members of staff need to be able to rely on and trust house and games captains and therefore their behavior and attitude in school needs to be very good.
Other pupils should see house and games captains as role models in terms of pride in appearance, positive attitude, hard work and determination and most of all behavior inside the school building and outside.
House and sports captains are crucial in the promotion and maintenance of a positive school spirit. Hard work and dedication as well as confidence and flexibility are needed. The following is a list of tasks and responsibilities, not all of which are glamorous, that the house and sports captains would be expected to carry out:
- To be a role model in terms of; appearance, behavior, attitude, manners, determination and dedication.
- The encouragement of good behavior and hard work in others through the promotion of the importance of house points.
- To liaise with other pupils in their house, allowing them to raise any concerns or ideas and then passing them on to the head teacher.
- To collect and record the number of house points gained by pupils in their house each week and to display this on the house point chart in the refectory.
- To show visitors around the school.
- To take part in the job interviews of new members of school staff.
- To report on the successes of school sports teams in school assemblies.
- Take the registers to pastoral classrooms in the mornings. House or games captains should arrive at least 5 minutes before the school bell goes to be able to do this in time for teachers arriving in classes.
- Open the 4 year group doors to allow pupils entrance in the mornings. Pupils should arrive in school at least 5 minutes before the school bell goes. Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 pupils will be allowed in to their respective entrances from 8.30 onwards.
- Ensure the 2 west side gates and the two east side gates are closed each morning. House and games captains will do this in pairs. Checks to be made at break and lunch time.
- Patrol the 4 year group entrances at break and lunch time to ensure other pupils do not loiter inside the building.
- Set out the music room each morning.
This list is not exhaustive and other duties will be added as the need arises. Pupils elected to the position of house or sports captain or vice house or vice sports captain will perform the above duties on a Rota system that will change each half term.
What the pupils think
”I think that the new roles of the house and sports captains are great. We are becoming more involved in what goes on inside the school. We are starting to make a difference.”
“ I’m enthusiastic about our new roles, they give us responsibility and will help us gain respect around the school.”
”I think that the new roles are exciting; I can’t wait for what’s coming up!”