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A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. 'School council' means all kinds of school-based groups run by students. In our school, the School Council is a mixture of children from Year 1 and Year 2, who are voted for by children within their class. 

 

During September and October, children in our KS1 classes have been learning about what a school council is and taking part in a range of fun activities that helped them develop their understanding of how we can vote for children to be representatives on our school council. Children from our Foundation Stage classes will join the School Council later on in the academic year.

 

Through this work around the school council, we are enabling children to:

• Have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them

• Have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place

• Develop life skills through participation and co-operation

• Enjoy and feel empowered by their education

• Feel that their school responds to their needs and views

 

Our new members have now been voted for and decided! Find below pictures of our very excited new school council for 2019/2020.

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Here are our minutes from our school council meetings.

 

 

Monday 5th November 2019

Agenda

Notes

Points for discussion in classes

  • Welcome the new school council
  • Introduce each other

 

 

 

 

  • This year’s plan- what do we want to achieve as a council to make our school even better? What would we like to concentrate on?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • School council notice board. What do we need on it?

 

 

 

Children all introduced themselves and we talked about what we need a council and why the children have been chosen to represent their classes.

 

Active Travel.

We are very proud of our school achieving the modeshift stars silver award for active travel. We would like to continue to promote active travel to school and work towards achieving gold level this year.

The school council would like to be involved in checking the WOW tracker to see if people are choosing an active way to get to school.

We will do a bike and scooter count to see how many children are scooting or biking to school.

 

Healthy schools.

We would like our school to continue to be healthy.

The school council would like to monitor children’s lunch boxes and encourage people who bring their own lunch are bringing healthy lunchboxes.

The school council would like to get more people doing the golden mile at lunchtimes.

 

 

Photographs, minutes from meetings, ideas how we can make our school better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • What could we do to encourage active travel? Would you like another Wheely Wednesday event this year?
  • What has worked well? Did you like the bike skills and learn to ride sessions? Do you have any more ideas for events that we could run in school linked to active travel

 

 

 

  • How can we encourage children to bring healthy lunch boxes? What can we do to encourage this?

 

 

 

 

  • How could we get more people doing the golden mile?

 

Monday 16th December

Agenda

Notes

Points for discussion in classes

  • Welcome the school council
  • Discuss the route audit that we conducted with Jim Shaw on the 25th November
  • Look at the School route audit report sent in by Jim.
  • WOW travel tracker- how is that going?

 

 

 

 

  • What else do we need to focus on in school to make it even better?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The School Route Audit.

The school council did a great job of helping Jim to conduct the street audit around school. They found lots of things that were causing problems and need to be sorted out to make active travel to school safe and fun.

 

Jim took all our ideas away and created a report to send to the local council to tell them what the problems are. The school council would like to share this report with you.

The main things we found were…

  • School entrance has unsightly concrete bollards.
  • Irresponsible parking and waiting on Grange Road.
  • Uneven and broken paving on the streets around school.
  • No crossing points between Osbert/Grange/and Renishaw.
  • Overgrown bushes on Osbert Road
  • Lots of cars parking on the pavement.(Osbert/Maynard)
  • Littering around school and on footpaths between houses, including some fly tipping.
  • Zebra crossing beacon light bulb not working on one side.

Many of these problems will need to be sorted out by the council but we can do some things in school to try to help to solve some of the problems. Eg, we have already contributed by designing a parking banner to be displayed outside school.

 

 

 

 

 

Active Travel.

The school council checked the WOW tracker to see if people are choosing an active way to get to school.

We looked at the 1st November until today.

Lots of children are travelling actively to school. The leading class at this point was class 5!! Well done!

We need to make sure that we are all tracking our active travel each day in classes  so that children can collect their badges each month.

 

The school council will start the bike and scooter count in the spring term to see how many children are scooting or biking to school.

 

Healthy schools.

We would like our school to continue to be healthy.

The school council would like to monitor children’s lunch boxes and encourage people who bring their own lunch are bringing healthy lunchboxes.

The school council would like to get more people doing the golden mile at lunchtimes.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Can you think of any other things we can do in school to help to solve any of these problems?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What could we do to encourage more active travel? Would you like another Wheely Wednesday event this year?

  • What has worked well? Did you like the bike skills and learn to ride sessions? Do you have any more ideas for events that we could run in school linked to active travel

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can we encourage children to bring healthy lunch boxes? What can we do to encourage this?

 

  • How could we get more people doing the golden mile?

Next school council meeting will be on Tuesday 21th January. Please address the point for discussion in classes and make notes on the reverse of this sheet. Bring this along to the next meeting.

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