Thank you to the school council reps who worked hard last school year creating presentations, assemblies, showing Governors around our school, making decisions alongside the playground buddies and completing health and safety audits. What a team!
Team of 2019-2020
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.
School Council Reps (2019-2020)
Year 6- Chairperson- Nathaniel
Year 5- Chairperson- Aidan
Year 4- Chairperson- Victoria
Year 3- Chairperson- Gracie
Vice- Chairperson- Gracie
Why did you want to be part of St Bede's School Council?
"I want to make our school a better place and have the responsibility ."- Gracie.
"I have neat handwriting and I am a great team player".- Lola
"I always try my hardest in everything I do, I want to try and make our school a better place."- Alfie.
"I think I have good ideas." Nathaniel.
"I want to help the school to become a better place."- Aidan
"I want to try new things and I think I can make notes fast!"- Maria.
"I have lots of ideas that can help our school." - Claudia
Sub Committee Teams
Health and Safety Inspectors:
Alfie Aiden Leonie Gracie
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!
Molly Victoria Maria Claudia
Internet safety day- Tuesday 11th February. Be Safe, Be Smart!
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.
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.
March- Videos of our favourite places, try a new app when completing a health and safety audit, think about starting a new sugar smart campaign.
February- We had to put our videos on hold whilst we created our own E-safety presentation to perform in assembly. our school motto for staying safe online is, BE SAFE, BE SMART!
December- We have been having meetings to discuss our favourite areas within our school. We have written them down with reasons why, we are practising them ready to make our own 'our favourite things about St Bede's school video.'
November- We are currently creating our Anti-Bullying assembly this year to perform to the rest of the school in assembly on Friday 15th November.
October-Created questions for our Governors open day. We also made a planned tour of our school.
September- Introduction, looking at our roles and what our roles require us to do. We chose sub-committess.
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 11th - 15th November 2019
Theme: Change starts with us!
We have come up with our own Anti-Bullying assembly all about how it is so simple to change our behaviours to become a better person.