At Muirfield School we use our clans to foster a sense of belonging with peer groups, staff and the wider school community. Each pupil belongs to a clan; siblings always belong to the same clan. Members of staff are also allocated to a clan.
Pupils are rewarded with clan points when they demonstrate a commitment to the school golden rules, within school or in the playground. These are recorded in their classroom. At the end of each week, clan points are added up by the Clan Chiefs and the members of winning clan receives an extra fifteen minutes break as a reward.
Each term, the winning clan also receives an additional reward: a movie and popcorn in October, hot chocolate and marshmallows at Christmas, an Easter egg hunt at Easter and Ice lollies and outdoor play at the end of the summer term.
Being a clan chief is an important responsibility and an opportunity to develop leadership skills. Our Primary 7s go through a formal application and interview process to choose the Clan Chiefs. Our Clan chiefs collect clan points and act as role models for other pupils. They are also responsible for showing visitors around the school, as well as other responsibilities as they arise.