South End Junior School

Telephone 01933 314 611
Email schooladmin@southend-jun.northants.sch.uk

Head boy & girl

At SEJ, we believe that the role of Head Boy and Head Girl is an important responsibility that highlights how crucial the Pupil Voice is to us. Once in Year Six, a boy and a girl will have an opportunity to undertake this role. The purpose of this role is to act as a link between staff and children.

The Head Boy and Girl take on the responsibility of sharing ideas, setting the standard and communicating with both adults and children effectively. These children are easy to identify due to the bespoke blazers that they will wear whilst carrying out their roles.

Head Boy and Head Girl Pocket Guide

Ambassadors

At South End Junior, we strive to ensure that children have a voice. Every opinion matters at our school, and it is with this in mind that the South End Ambassador system was built. All children have the opportunity to pick up an application form and apply for one of the many Ambassador Vacancies that we currently have. Children are then invited to interview and the lucky candidates carry out their job when required and are even paid for it in house points!

We currently have many Ambassador roles to choose from:

  • - Avenue Ambassadors
  • - Celebration Ambassadors
  • - Rights Ambassadors
  • - Digital Ambassadors
  • - Sports Ambassadors
  • - Broadcast Ambassadors
  • - Lunchtime Ambassadors

 

Once employed, Ambassadors are given their own lanyard and I.D card, much like the staff, to make them easily identifiable and to also emphasise the responsibility that they have given. The children wear these with pride!

Junior Leadership Team

The JLT was launched this year as a bigger and better replacement to our School Council. Also known as the Junior Leadership Team, two children from each class are elected through a strict and tense voting process after conducting a speech to their class. The children elected now form our JLT and class meetings, in which opinions and ideas across the school are shared. JLT members have the opportunity to share their ideas with the Academy Leadership Team through a carefully produced Action Plan. The JLT also are called upon to collect ideas for new opportunities and design ideas within the school environment. Our responsible team each have a personalised lanyard and ID card, much like the Ambassadors, which make them easy to spot. Our brand new current JLT members are:

Y3:
Ayres: Annabel & Jackson
Picasso: Sophie & Oliver
Matisse: Poppy & Sebastien

Y4:
Lewis: Tia & Finn
Dahl: Caitlin & Aaron
Rowling: Enya & Joshua

Y5:
Engelbart: Daniella & Charlie
Da Vinci: Zoe & Billy
Archimedes: Aashiyana & Harry

Y6:
Galileo: Freya & Oliver
Einstein: Abigail & Shane
Aristotle: Caitlin & Ben

Quotes from previous JLT members
Aashiyana - I like the Ambassador roles because I enjoy making changes to the school that everyone can see.



Jessica M - I love my role because it's a good way to help people in the school and it makes me feel proud.



Khushi M - My favourite ambassador role is just being part of this school! The school offers so many opportunities and one of them was letting Alice, Molly, Holly and me create the E-Safety club- one of my favourites! I feel very proud of myself and others around me who are proud about themselves!



Alice - I enjoy collecting house points as payment for doing roles that I really enjoy.

About The Buzz

Nine pupils were selected to create a phenomenal newspaper: The Buzz! Not only is it about events inside of school, it celebrates outside of school achievements too. Incredible! Every Monday the team meets up to work on article after article, week after wee. Every member has a different role, such as : researcher, feature writer, photographer, sport write, editor, sub editor, designer and reporter. Have you heard the Buzz?

The Huddle Snack Stop

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best!
Here at South End Junior – we strive towards providing children with the best opportunities to do this.


The Huddle Snack Stop allows children to purchase fresh fruit and water a small price.
The Snack stop is open every morning before school and at break times allowing children to purchase a healthy snack.

Why fruit?
Fruit is a good source of vitamins and minerals, and for their role in preventing vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies. Fruit are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, fibre and vitamin C.

Why water?
Drinking water is the best way to quench your thirst. Even better, it doesn’t come with all the sugar and energy found in fruit juice drinks, soft drinks, sports drinks and flavoured mineral waters.
Drinking water instead of sweetened drinks also prevents dental problems, while the fluoride found in tap water can help strengthen teeth and bones.
 

Clubs

At South End Junior we are very proud of the variety of clubs offered to meet the diverse interests of the children. Most of our clubs are run by our teachers, volunteering their time for organising and carrying out the sessions.

Places on clubs are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If your child makes the decision to discontinue a club please ensure office staff are informed.


Pulse Ambassadors
'The Pulse' Ambassador Club makes use of our fantastic film equipment, where children film and share interviews and reports to the school through out Pulse news stand, located in the Lounge area. The Pulse Ambassador Club is great for children that have 

Change4Life Sports Club is a new type of extracurricular sports club, designed to increase physical activity levels by using multi-sport themes and using the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The children in this club meet every Tuesday after school and take part in games and research how to live a healthier lifestyle. This group also promotes teamwork and allows children to develop their social skills and confidence.

Choir
South End choir has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. We started off with about 30 members and now have in excess of 80. The choir meet for rehearsal once a week, after school on a Wednesday. The children work very hard and are able to showcase their talent in performances such as the Young Voices concert at the LG Arena in Birmingham and Rotary Club Young Musician competition. We also receive a personal invitation to perform at Rushden Christmas Lights ceremony and Party in The Park every year. The children enjoy singing all sorts of songs from classic rock and roll through to present day pop songs. There are even chances for the brave ones to sing solos.

Creative Writing
Creative writing club allows children to express their imaginative side, and take risks in their writing.
The children choose topics relevant to them and we look at story writing, poems, acrostics, songs and a variety of different ways to represent their ideas.
The club is open to all year groups, and a mix across the ages allows for different views to be taken on each theme.

Creative Music
Creative Music club gives children to explore the way music is created, produced and edited. They have the opportunity to develop their own compositions as well as record and edit them. Children work in groups and individually to develop their listening and creativity skills.

Digital Ambassadors 
SEJ Digital Ambassadors are the technical gurus of the school! They take pride in ensuring our wonderfully resourced learning environments are kept in tip top condition and are ready for action the next day. This varies from syncing iPads with the latest software to ordering replacement hardware! They offer ideas for computing events to promote our new curriculum and E-Safety, such as Safer Internet Day.

French Club
Your child will be taught in a small group through songs, rhymes & games etc via direct contact with a native French speaker using a varied approach and cross-curriculum activities. They will learn about cultural aspects of the country using a variety of resources including DVDs and computing software.
Teacher’s name: Mme Carole Warnes
Mobile: 07952 524228 Email: normande_in_northants@hotmail.com
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Homework
Homework club runs every Monday lunchtime, all year. Children don't need to register to attend, it is a drop in session where they can use the resources and have support if they need it. Anyone is welcome.

Sewing Club
Sewing club is for beginners as well as those wishing to develop their skills in this area. The children will learn life skills such as sewing on a button and will also be involved in creating their own projects. These will focus on the make do and mend ethos of using recycled garments and upcycling old and unwanted items into something new and exciting.

Strictly Dance
Twice a year we compete in the glitz and glam of a ballroom competition on the theatre stage, in Northampton, against other schools. This club runs on a Friday lunchtime for years 5 and 6 from September to November and years 3 and 4 from January to April. We cannot take more than 16 children due to competition rules. Children learn dances that have included the Waltz and Jive.

Zumba
Zumba club runs after school on Mondays. Zumba club features child friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. We break down the steps and dance to a variety of music around the world. Dance helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporates fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun. Zumba club incorporates key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.