Trowse Primary School

Be Safe, Be Happy, Learn!

Pepperpot Drive, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8TU


House Captains

From Reception to Year 6 every child at Trowse is part of a school ‘house’ or ‘team’.

We often use the house teams when grouping children for different activities and for sporting competitions. We like the children to have coloured house t-shirts so that they can be identified and easily grouped in lessons as well as other events such as partnership sports and sports days. Our supplier for school uniform currently stock PE t-shirts in the four house team colours: Red, Yellow, Blue and Green.

Role and Expectations of House and Vice House Captains

The role of House (and Vice) Captain is ones of privilege, pride and responsibility. It is more than just a title and badge and requires dedication and commitment for an entire year. Children in Year 6 get the opportunity to run for House Captain.

At the beginning of each year the House Captains are voted in through a democratic process. Firstly, the pupils who want to run in the election prepare a short presentation and deliver it in front of the whole school- stating why they think the other pupils should vote for them. Each Captain will be different and will contribute an assortment of skills and ideas to the job.

House Captains are then elected by the children in their House after giving their speech about what they can offer their House. All children in years 1-6 vote for their House Captains.

Characteristics of House Captains:

  • To be enthusiastic and committed to the house system
  • Desire to be a positive role model for other students
  • Polite and well-mannered
  • Organised and committed
  • A confident speaker
  • Well-presented in uniform and appearance
  • Able to liaise and converse with staff, students and the wider community
  • Be caring, mature and honest

Duties include:

  • To be part of the team of House Captains who work together to achieve success for all.
  • Lead and support the children of your House in a variety of House Competitions
  • Work closely with the Teachers and Headteacher, providing ideas and support for competitions and House related activities.
  • Help organise and lead House Meetings.
  • Collect, monitor and announce House Points.
  • Inspire the children of your House
  • Be an excellent role model in behaviour, attitude and dress at all times

School Council

As a school we run a School Council- a group of elected class representatives to help guide development of the school and remind us adults what it important to children! The two most recent significant pieces of work where the children's voice was really important was:

  • to help choose our catering provider. Children were on the panel and tried the food from 3 different providers. They gave their opinions to the group and really contributed to the success of our meals. 
  • to conduct interviews for candidates for teaching posts in school (supported by an adult!) We really want to know who the children want to be their teacher!

Characteristics of School Councillors:

  • To be enthusiastic and committed the school community
  • Desire to constantly improve the school
  • Be a thinker- we need ideas
  • Be a good listener- to hear what other pupils are saying
  • A confident speaker, able to liaise and converse with staff, students or the wider community
  • Polite and well-mannered
  • Organised and committed
  • Well-presented in uniform and appearance
  • Be caring, mature and honest