Our School Council has been in operation for a number of years.
At the start of every academic year a boy and a girl are elected from each class by their peers.
The representatives are very keen to take on this responsibility on behalf of their class and are involved in a number of important issues throughout their term of office.
Meeting - 29/3/19
The school council met for a general meeting. The successful Red Nose Day was discussed and the councillors were pleased with the £190 which was raised.
The meeting was used to discuss general items about school currently. These included the improved lunchtime play arrangements that have been introduced. The children really like being able to play on the fort on any day as opposed to only one day per week. The new toys are very popular.
The use of the school field as also discussed. Mr Satchwell explained once the grass had been cut, then play can start. The first cut is already scheduled.
We also discussed a way of making sure that all children in school understand exactly what bullying is and what they need to do if they think they are being bullied. Mr Satchwell showed the council a poster designed to use the word STOP which means Several Ties On Purpose and Start Telling Other People. The councillors agreed it was just what we needed and agreed to take it back to classes to teach the children. It was agreed that it would also go up on walls around the school.
After a series of class meetings, the School Councillors returned to discuss a fundraising event to take place in school.
The children had suggested a very wide range of events. These included: dress up day, collection, sponsored run, cake sales, bring and buy sales - the list went on.
The children also had a good knowledge of charities and suggested a large number. These included: Blue Cross animals, cancer research, Children in Need - the list went on.
After some good discussions and an all important vote, the charity event that the council would like to support is this year's Red Nose Day.
We checked the internet and ordered a fundraising pack. It was agreed we would meet after half term to finalize the details and prepare the letter for children.
School Councul Meetings for Spring 2019
All meetings will be held in Mr Satchwell's office at 2.30pm on the relevant Friday
25th January 2019
8th February 2019
15th March 2019
29th March 2019
The Council met on Friday the 25th January and the main item for discussion was planning a fundraising activity for the children to take part in. We discussed what charity was and why it's important and the children were very knowledgeable about different types.
It was agreed that all class councillors would go back to the classes to find out possible fundraising ideas and good causes to donate to.
School Council Minutes 30/11/18 2.30pm
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the findings of the first big question of the year about which aspects of the school are considered unsafe by the children.
All the councillors had surveyed their classes and returned with the following results:
People in school we don’t know
Falling off the trim trail
Uneven floor in the quiet area
Falling over on the field/trips on playground
Fire pit at Forest School
Forest school activities
Running with water bottles
Holes in the floor
Throw and catch game
Following a comment from James that some people don’t think about their own safety, we went through their list and decided which ones were people’s own responsibility and these are the ones highlighted in yellow. The children decided they would like the teachers to remind their classes about these. The children did decide that teachers should be responsible for the red items. Mr Satchwell agreed that he would look at these areas with Mr Roberts.
Overall Mr Satchwell was pleased with how the councillors had completed the task and that it did not identify too many issues. Children feel safe in school.
The final item was the Christmas tree for the front of school. Mr Satchwell explained one had been donated and should be in school by next week. The councillors will be able to decorate it.p
Next meeting January 2019
Minutes of meeting held on October 19th 2018
The first full meeting of the Council took place in Mr Satchwell's office.
The Council was welcomed and Mr Satchwell explained the purpose of the meetings and how the Council was going to run.
All the children were given the chance to speak about how they felt about being elected and what they were hoping to do.
The first project for the School Council this term is a health and safety check of the school completed by the children to see how safe they think the school is. The Councillors will also ask their classmates how they feel about safety in school. Once the check is complete, any actions will be taken to improve safety across the school.
In any other business the issue of water bottles on the playground was discussed as well as the water fountain being very hard to press the button down.
Minutes of meeting 20/4/18
We held a brief meeting with Mr Satchwell and to begin we welcomed new councillors, elected from the Reception class.
The first part of the meeting was used to discuss what has already been done this year and then we went on to discuss new ideas for the summer term.
The internet safety rules that were decided upon by the council are being worked on by Mrs Bullock and we should see them soon.
We all agreed that the councillors needed to hold a class meeting to give children a chance to put forward ideas.
Mr Satchwell suggested the possibility of the Council visiting another council at a local school. Everyone agreed this could be an exciting and useful activity. Mr Satchwell will try to arrange it.
We ended by sharing any worries we had and anything that was really good in school.
Children not drinking enough water
Not enough boys toilets
Good things included:
The sun shining
Minutes of meeting on 2/2/18
Mr Satchwell welcomed the council and the meeting started with all the children discussing their favourite parts of the week. Highlights included swimming, playing with friends and the family assembly.
Mr Satchwell explained the learning survey was nearly finished but some classes still needed to complete the questionnaires and he would do this next week.
The main topic of conversation during the meeting was about changes to the school's internet safety rules ahead of National Internet Safety Week which takes place from 5/2/18. Mrs Bullock asked for the children to look at some examples of safety rules and then for the council to write a set which would become the rules for Stoke Prior children. The council all agreed that the existing rules were too 'grownuppy', not relevant and too complicated.
After much discussion, it was agreed that they wanted a version of the Think You Know Rules but with pictures drawn by children so younger children in school, not able to read, could still understand them.
As part of the activities for Internet Safety Week, all children will have the chance to design pictures to go alongside the rules and then posters will be made to display around school.
There was one item of AOB. The council decided they would like to ask the classes if children had any worries in school at the moment.
Next meeting will be 9th February to select pictures.
The first meeting of 2017-18 took place on October 20th. A busy calendar meant this was a little later than usual. The council met for the first time and introduced themselves to everyone really well. All children talked well about why they had wanted to be a councillor and how they felt when they were chosen.
At the end of the meeting everybody went away with a clear idea of what they needed to do.
New School year and a new School Council Project.
As we start 2017, the School Council are planning to get all the children at Stoke Prior fit and healthy and swapping sugary treat for more healthy options. Look out over the next few weeks for activities galore!
On Friday 10th February a council meeting was held to discuss the sugar swaps idea. The children were given a free sugar swap kit (one for the whole school) and information to share with the classes.
Hopefully everybody will get involved in checking their food!
The council are due to meet again next week.
Safety In School Survey
The School Council has been busily finding out how safe the children feel in school. Why not read their report to find out more. As a result of the survey the children will now be asking Mr Satchwell to do assemblies on Anti bullying and playground safety and the council will be creating their own safety guidelines for the outdoor play equipment. Watch this space!
The project to create a safety sign is well underway with councillors reporting back to the council classes' ideas at the meeting on Friday 6th May. There were some very good ideas suggested too. The council narrowed the many rules down to just 12 so they there were not too many and then selected which should be used for pictures. The council also decided that the sign should have the school's logo on it.
The council then decided to run a short competition to allow children to design pictures for the fort sign.
On Thursday 14th July, the council met to judge the competition for the rules. The photos below show how this was done. But after careful consideration, the final pictures that will be made into the special sign were chosen. Now all that remains is for Mr Satchwell to have the sign made and Mr Tolley will fix it to the fort. Well done to everyone that helped with the project.
The first School Council Meeting of the new school year.
Here are the results of our first project.
Teamwork in Stoke Prior is about:
Listening to others
Support, communication and challenge
Helping each other to solve problems
This term's work is done. A big thanks to all the councillors for their hard work. Certificates were awarded in assembly and we look forward to the next set of councilors in the new year.
School council had a lovely time working together
We think you'll agree that did a fantastic
of magic! It makes us all smile each day we come into school.
|Year 2 chose to decorate their bauble
as a Christmas pudding or glitter ball.
|Reception class chose to decorate their
bauble with their own personal design.
|Year 1 chose to use felt tip pens
and glitter by the gallon!!
|Year 3 chose a coloured pattern and
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