School Council

Our School Council is made up of a representative from each class in Key stage one and Key stage two. 

Our School Council meet regularly and discuss issues about our everyday school life. We also discuss current issues on our agenda with our whole class and feed this back to the meeting of the School Council and to the Headteacher and Chair of Governors. 

During our first meeting we will be discussing our anti-bullying policy and will be moving forward to update this policy.

Please see our minutes and agendas below:

Meeting with Mrs Blakemore 10th February
After a very successful meeting with Mrs Blakemore today school council have emailed staff to begin to implement the following actions, to ensure all our children are active throughout the school day.

  • WUASU to occur in classrooms 2-3 times each week 

  • Brain Breaks to occur throughout the day

  • Well-being time to be used to promote a healthy balance between healthy mind and healthy body

We have a further suggestion however we will need to discuss this with Mrs Highton  prior to implementation.

School Council will then meet with children from across school at the end of the spring term to discuss the changes that have occurred.

Meeting 5th February
We discussed  the need to meet Mrs Blakemore, so we can present our findings and offer a solution that would be easily adapted to fit into the already busy school day. Meeting booked for Feb 10th.

We discussed the meeting Mrs Highton has requested -  school council will meet with Mrs Highton when she is available. We have emailed her and now await a response.

Having discussed sport Relief on 9 - 13 March, school council felt that because we have several other sponsored events occurring during the next few terms we would not be participating in this event.

Next meeting - behaviour at lunchtimes 

Meeting 4th December 
This week the children held a meeting with Mrs Highton to discuss their concerns around whether children are active enough during the school day. We had a list to discuss and Mrs Highton agreed with the points raised and had some very useful suggestions.

Our next step is to request a meeting with Mrs Blakemore, so we can present our findings and offer a solution that would be easily adapted to fit into the already busy school day.

A busy few weeks!

We have had a very busy few weeks! During the last few weeks we have met for quick meetings and updates at least once a week. This was because we wanted to complete the Children's Anti Bullying policy in time to present in assembly at the start of anti-bullying week. We needed to have lots of creative meetings to ensure we completed the task perfectly! The School Council made me immensely proud by presenting their policy to the whole school during assembly on Monday 11th November! 

Meeting Monday 25th November
Following our meeting today we will be looking at active 30, are we active enough during the day? We have scheduled a meeting with Mrs Highton ( PE Lead) on Wednesday 4th December to discuss our thoughts and ideas before we request a meeting with Mrs Blakemore. It looks like another busy few weeks ahead.

School Council Comic Relief Assembly 11.3.19
The School Council led an assembly to inform the school how we are fundraising for comic relief. They did a fantastic job delivering the assembly and explained who the money will help.

School Council lead an assembly
The School Council led an assembly today discussing changes they have made to improve school lunches and the lunchtime experience.  Well done everyone.

School Council visit Broughton Primary School
Our School Council, Cook, Senior Lunchtime Supervisor, 2 Governors and Head went to visit Broughton Primary School.  The School Council and children of the academy want to improve our school dinners, and we were recommended to visit Broughton Primary as they have a really good uptake of lunches - meaning the dinners must be good!

Our School Council met with Broughton's School Council and the children went off to sample a lunchtime experience, and have a look around the beautiful newly built and refurbished school - armed with IPads to take lots of pictures (see below).

Broughton were lovely hosts, and showed us everything and discussed what they liked about their dinners.  We could see they had a lot of choice - main courses, deserts, salads, wraps and lots of vegetables (we counted 8!) - the children aim to be really healthy and know they have to take at least two vegetables.  We really enjoyed our dinner.

We were treated after lunch to watching Broughton children 'perform' their Chinese exercise routine - they did it so well and we could see the benefits of this exercise.

When we got back to the academy, we made a list of everything we liked and we are going to meet with North Lincs catering and our staff to see what we can introduce to make improvements to our dinners.  Watch this space!

Many thanks to Mr Hargreaves and Broughton's School Council for allowing us to look around their wonderful school - we loved our dinner and seeing the amazing art work.  You were great hosts and we look forward to returning the hospitality at our academy after Christmas.

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