Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

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St George's Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 8AA

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School Council 2019-2020

 

Meet our current school councils members for this year...

Every class from Year 2 to Year 6 elected one member of their class to represent them and form the School Council. Each member has a badge to show their role and meets with the group every two weeks. 

 

Miss H Walsh supports the children during the school council meetings.

What does the school council do at our school?

  • We meet every 2 weeks as a group with Miss Walsh to discuss current school issues.
  • We represent our class and give all pupils a voice.
  • We help with the interview process when appointing new staff for our school.
  • We hold circle times in our own classes to raise and discuss issues.
  • We help with evidence trails that other adults around school may be doing.
  • We gather ideas from our class and complete surveys when needed.
  • We feedback to our classes after every meeting to inform them of what was discussed and how their opinions were shared with other members of the School Council.

What have we achieved so far this year?

  • We have handed out sports leader application forms to children in Year 5/6 who would like to apply.
  •  We have reviewed the applications and prepared interview questions to ask the candidates. 
  • We have carried out interviews with candidates and allocated jobs based on their skills and experience.
  • We have reviewed the child friendly safeguarding policy for Mrs Cross.
  • We have taken part in a traffic operation on Broadway with PCSO Rice and her team. Scroll down to see more information!
  • We have interviewed the school's safeguarding leads to ask them questions about behaviour and safety. Scroll down to find out more!
  • We have completed questionnaires with our class on the current lunchtime systems in school. Miss Walsh then collated all the feedback and carried out a meeting with all the lunchtime supervisors to share this.
  • We are looking at ways we can change and improve our lunchtimes in each Key Stage.

Road Safety Investigation

PCSO Rice invited us to help the police carry out a traffic operation outside school.

We used 'Smiley Sid' and a speed camera gun to monitor the speed that vehicles were travelling outside school.

We all had a go at using the speed camera to monitor and found that the majority of vehicles were travelling at an appropriate speed.

It was a fun and interesting morning working with the police!

Safeguarding in school

Mrs Cross asked us to review the children's safeguarding policy for school. We looked through it and made notes on different sections. 

From this, we had a lot of questions about safeguarding and behaviour in school. 

We arranged an interview with the school safeguarding leads - Mrs Cross and Mrs Bryne. We asked our classes if they had any questions that they would like to bring to the meeting.

We then spent a morning in the meeting room finding out the answers to our questions. It was very interesting and we learnt a lot about the safeguarding lead's jobs and what happens in school. We then told our classes all about the interview and what we found out.

What have we done in previous years?

  •  We have completed pupil questionnaires with our classes about behaviour and safety as well as pupil voice to help gather evidence for our school and find out what we need to improve at.
  • We have discussed the lunchtime equipment, to ensure that the equipment is being used appropriately across school.
  • We asked our classes what equipment they would like in the playgrounds and worked together to create a school order. When the order arrived, we helped to unpack and distribute the equipment fairly across the playgrounds.   
  • At the start of the school year, we recognised that our Sports Leader system needed reviewing so we spent time in our meetings discussing this and gathered ideas from our classes about how this could be improved.
  • We created job descriptions and application forms for all of the lunchtime jobs available. To promote this we then led an assembly to inform all of the Key Stage 2 children about the changes and how they could apply. We then spent our lunchtimes handing out application forms for children who wished to apply.
  • Once all of the application forms had been collected, we shortlisted suitable candidates based on their responses and created interview questions.
  • We then carried out interviews with all of the candidates and recorded responses to the questions asked. Using all of this information, we then created a new Sports Leader rota to implement across school. These Sports Leaders have all been in role since Spring 1.  
  • We have introduced paper recycling bins to all classes and staff printing areas throughout school. We are responsible for the upkeep of these recycling bins, ensuring that they are emptied when needed.