Here are our newly elected School Council Members.
They are all very excited to get to work in their new roles and bring new ideas to the table on behalf of their peers.
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.
10th January 2020
The first meeting of the new year took place today. After welcoming everyone back to school, Mr Satchwell talked about what the Council need to do this term.
The first important job is to complete a learning walk around school to see what is working well and things that could be improved. Each councilor will be given a job on the walk and the results will be shared with the school.
The Council also discussed the idea of a spring reading challenge. All children in school will be set a challenge to read more often and if they do, they can win prizes. The challenge will be discussed more in the next few weeks.
It is going to be a busy half term for the School Council.
A new year has begun and with it a new School Council
Congratulations to all the pupils elected by their classes to represent them.
The first meeting was held on Friday 27th September 2019. This was an introduction meeting where Mr Satchwell welcomed everyone and talked about the purpose of the school council. Time was spent discussing what the council will do over the next year. We came up with a list of priorities.
Mr Satchwell also talked about the school council doing a learning walk around school. The idea is that the councillors will walk through the whole school and playground and write down things that are good and things that could be improved.
The discussion also produced some other great ideas. These included:
A focus on litter around school
Looking at the Golden Rules
Christmas tree decorating
Fundraising for the Blue Cross
A talent show
Many ideas will be discussed in the coming weeks.
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 Council 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.
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