The children at Westbourne have an enormous impact with how the school operates! We have an extremely active School Council, which meets approximately twice per half term. As the school returns to normal, they have helped staff with some very important decisions, including:
What is the area of learning that you enjoy the most at school?
Maths (& Big Maths) History/Topic
R.E. P.E./Get Active
Learning French Chromebooks/Computing
Outdoor Learning/Forest School Drama
PSHCE Philosophy (open minded)
BBB – working in groups Managerial Challenge
What’s your favourite part of the week?
Fun Club Big Maths
Forest School Computing (learning to code)
PE (with Mr Jiggins) Music (learning new instrument)
Weekend Spelling Test
Sitting next to someone new PP Early Morning Club/Breakfast
Raffle day New week/topic
Mon – Fri/All the days – love school and all the teachers
Playing on the field Rounders
What’s your favourite part of the school day?
Playing outside Get Active
Forest School Break
Playing with animals Literacy (writing stories)
Drawing/Art Science (cool experiments)
Lunchtime Fruit time
Going home Watching recorded assemblies
Time for Reading/Story Time When the teacher says “Good Morning”
Quizzes Coming in to school
Managerial Challenge time
When Teachers give you feedback; what kind of feedback do you like or not like?
Like smiley faces and crowns on their work
Like red ticks/stamps/stickers
When my teacher says “well done!” or “perfect”! Positive language/Verbal feedback
Questions about work
Tick; dot; P
Like writing incorrect spellings/when a mistake is underlined for you to correct
Like examples of how to improve
Like the double tick so you know what phrases are great in English
Praise for improvement/working hard
What Subjects would you like to learn about?
Cooking/Food Tech Spanish
When clubs are able to start up again next year, which clubs would you like to be offered?
Cooking/Baking Chess History
Singing/Music/Choir Lego Computer/Coding
Sports Board Games Fun Club
Dance/Disco Cricket Story Club
Gymnastics Tennis Yoga
Drawing/Arts & Crafts Sewing Harry Potter
Football Languages (Korean) Monopoly
ICT Basketball DT
Nature Drama/Per Arts Dodgeball
Friendship Club Gaming Hobby Horse
Homework Indoor Athletics Cycling
Table Tennis Volleyball Debating
Netball Hockey Piano
Cheerleading Tag Rugby Recorder
Brain Gym Gardening Rock Band
Safety at School
The School Council had a meeting to discuss safety at school.
Here are the questions and their thoughtful answers!
I feel safe if there was a fire as the alarm goes off and we have lots of practice.
Teachers make us feel safe.
Everyone feels safe – they are all very supportive.
Teachers are kind and always help.
Friends make me feel safe.
We’re all equal – there is care for all.
My class is like a big family.
Happy, lovely and playing.
Being comfortable and someone cares.
The whole school is safe and Teachers are like parents to us.
All are equally important.
Feeling of belonging.
Everyone’s voice is heard.
Friends are there to help when faced with obstacles.
If you fall out with your friends.
If nobody cares.
If you’re treated like you’re worthless.
Mrs B asked the members if they feel physically safe at school – ALL SAID THEY DO!
Ask friends to help.
Tell a teacher.
Any adult? Are there any you couldn’t talk to?
Only people I actually know.
Practice fire alarm.
Make posters for Online Safety.
Are there any lessons about being safe?
Sutton Life Centre.
Any kind of hitting.
Constantly being mean to the same person.
People treating you differently.
Making you feel unsafe.
Being rude for a long time.
Sometimes – within group of friends.
When you’re being ignored or friends are verbally mean.
Mrs B talked about the difference between friends having a row and falling out for a little while and when someone who isn’t a friend keeps picking on you a lot or constantly being mean for no reason. All members understood this.
Mrs B asked if we have lessons about bullying and all said – YES!
Can keep telling the teacher/adult if continues – have a good relationship with everyone – feel comfortable.
Mrs B asked if the members would like to hold a Circle Time with their friends in class – where they can ask similar questions. (Mrs B & Mrs W will get some questions ready for each member). If anyone was nervous, their teacher will help them.