As part of our Pupil Leadership offer, we believe that children need to experience duties and responsibilities that come with being a member of a community in order to help them prepare to play an active role as citizens in the wider world.
At The Palmer Academy the role of the Librarian is very important to the day to day organisation of our library and to promote the love of reading around the school. Our year 5 and 6 pupils are only allowed to apply for the position of Librarian, therefore it is considered to be very prestigious. They are more than just a title and badge and require dedication and commitment for an entire year. In a sense they are junior members of staff and are expected to take their roles seriously.
The positions not only allow the Year 5 and 6 pupils to lead by example and demonstrate their responsibility, it also enables the younger children to learn from a good example.
Our librarians show lots of responsibility and enthusiasm around our library. They ensure books are looked after and the library is set out in a way that all can use. They also demonstrate a love of reading and promote this around the school.