At St Bede’s RC Primary School pupils like to have their say. We want our students to learn to be active and democratic citizens and we do this in a number of ways. School Council provides our young people with a forum to discuss their opinions and thoughts. It allows students to have a voice that is proactive in promoting positive change within the school.
Every half term our Key Stage 2 reps meet and have an opportunity to voice their opinions and reflect upon half termly class council meetings and ideas put forward. Those views are taken into account and discussed.
Students that join the school council enjoy being part of the decision making process. It gives them a sense of responsibility and pride in their school.
May 2019- We have updated our British Values board in our school hall by looking at what responsibilities we have as St Bede's School Council representatives. We realised we cover many aspects of our schools British Values teachings including; democracy, rules of law, mutual respect and personal responsibility and liberty. Therefore we have added some of our recent work on the board for you all to see :)
We have finally completed our new Health and Safety Audit ready for the go ahead. Our Health and Safety reps will complete the audit in the next coming weeks.
We are busy creating new E-safety posters to display in our ICT areas. Our E-safety monitors will select their favourites to show to Mrs.McMillan.
We will be coming up with an agenda for our half termly class council meetings in our next meeting. We have already shared some ideas, stay tuned!
February 2019- We have been delivering pupil questionnaires to all Key Stage 2 children to answer. We have spent many lunch time meetings looking and tallying up results. We even noted patterns occurring and came up with some possible solutions to change some children's views in future, for the better.
We are very busy coming up with discussions and ideas for class council meetings this term. We have come back after Christmas with lots of ideas to share that may make our school a better place to be, we have also rotated our sub committee reps around. Look at us busy thinking of new ideas...
Half termly class council theme: Internet Safety. Staying safe online.
Anti Bullying Week 12th - 16th November 2018
We have looked into what respect means, how to show respect and why respecting others around us is essential. We have come up with our own Anti-Bullying assembly all about respect.
Meet the team...
School Council Reps (2018-2019)
Year 6- Chairperson- Victoria
Year 5- Chairperson- Lydia
Year 4- Chairperson- Liliana
Year 3- Chairperson- Ignacy
Vice- Chairperson- Amelia
Sub Committee Teams Spring 2019
Health and Safety Inspectors:
We have been part of delivering a Sugar Smart assembly to the rest of the school to raise awareness of the negative effects too much sugar has on our bodies and our health. We were able to borrow some Sugar Smart resources from SugarSmart.uk to help spread awareness in our school. We did a Sugar Smart points campaign in our school, where the healthiest children that week from each class received a brand new water bottle. Well done to those children!
We have created some 'SMART' rules for keeping safe online. It is important that every child follows these rules to keep safe online.
- S is for safety. Don’t give out your personal information to people/places you don’t know.
- M is for meet. Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be very dangerous. Always check with an adult you trust.
- A is for accepting. Accepting emails, files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know can cause problems.
- R is for reliable. Check information before you believe. Is the person and website telling you the truth?
- T is for tell. Tell and adult if someone or something makes you feel worried or uncomfortable.
In our school we have E-safety boxes in each Key Stage 2 class. They have been created for children to write down any concerns they have when online, or anything they have been exposed to that has made them feel uncomfortable. Our E-Safety reps will check these boxes weekly and report anything to Mrs.McMillan.
Why did you want to be part of St Bede's School Council?
"I wanted to be part of the team because it's my chance to speak up and I am good at taking notes."- Brooke.
"I wanted to be apart of the team because I like helping people and I think it will be fun.- Charlie.
"I hope I can make our school a better place."- Rebecca.
"I think I will be good at listening to others and helping others."- Harry
"I want to help the school to become a better place."- Charlotte.
Sugar Smart Launch:
St Bede's R.C. School is now 'SugarSmart.' We hope this helps bring awareness to the effects of sugar to our health. Each class will have termly lessons on Sugar Smart provided by sugarsmartorg.uk. These lessons will be fun, enjoyable, educational and thought provoking. Keep your eyes peeled around school for SugarSmart facts!
Health and Safety Audit
Each term we will organise a team of representatives to complete a Health and Safety Audit for the school. The data and evidence collected will be fed back to Mrs.McMillan.