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.
School Council Meetings Summer Term 2019 -
Held in Mr Satchwell's Office at 2.30pm
Friday 21st June 2019
Friday 5th July 2019
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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