Welcome to our school council page.
Every year, in September, children have the opportunity to vote for their classes School Council representative.
The outgoing councillor explains what responsibilities they had and what the job entails. New applicants then take part in a presentation to their peers explaining why they will make a good school councillor. A secret ballot is held and a new councillor appointed.
Once the whole of the council have been formed, monthly meetings are held where members discuss relevant items on an agenda. They are then responsible for feeding back issues to their class. They also need to raise issues in the meetings.
Meeting held on 16th October 2017
At this week's meeting our new school councillors (see our picture above) introduced themselves to each other.
The discussion for today was all about fundraising for Children In Need, which is held on week commencing 13th November.
It was decided that this year will will have a non-uniform day and children can make a donation of £1.
Meeting held on 30th October
Today Ms Walsh came to our meeting. We discussed the next PSHE topic, Anti-bullying and E-safety. This is all part of our Protective Behaviours unit of work. We discussed how we could make a questionnaire regarding children’s views on bullying.
We thought of some questions that could be added to this questionnaire
What is the definition of bullying?
What should we do if we are bullied?
We will now take this back to our classes and get their ideas for more questions. Once we have done that, Ms Walsh will draft out the questionnaire, sent it to all children and then collate the results from it.
Watch this space to see the outcome!
Meeting held on Monday 8th January 2018
At today's meeting we discussed the questionnaires that were completed before Christmas. It was evident from them that many of Temple Meadow pupils didn't actually know what constituted bullying.
School council discussed that many pupils feel someone being unkind or not playing with them is bullying, which is untrue if it is a one off or only happens occasionally.
We decided to start a poster campaign, where all pupils would make a STOP poster - some of them being displayed around school.
School council will be going back to their classes to make sure they send the STOP message to all pupils.
S - several
T - times
O - on
P - purpose
At our next meeting will will be looking at this in more detail by going through the Anti-bullying policy with Ms Walsh.
Meeting held on Monday 22nd January 2018
Following on from the last meeting, Ms Walsh shared pages 1-9 of child friendly anti-bullying policy.
This made it very explicit what bullying is, the types of bullying, what we should do if we are bullied or see anyone being bullied, reminded us to use our network hands and who we could talk to in school.
This week in class council slot, Ms Walsh asked School Council to feed back to class by talking through Child Friendly Anti Bullying policy and ask them the following :
· Do children use the worry box? Do the children have any other ideas for reporting bullying such as going direct to an adult?
· Also to let classes know that big banners are in process being ordered for anti-bullying signage.
Our next meeting will be in two weeks time on 12th February.