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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

Enjoy, Learn & Achieve Together

School Council

Bishop's Waltham Junior 'School Council'

(2017-2018)

 

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Y3 Gingko
Y3 Maple
Y4 Redwood
Y4 Jackalberry
Gracie & Riley Finn & Helena Jamie & Sophie Lincoln & Emma
Y5 Tamarind
Y5 Eucalyptus
Y6 Hawthorn
Y6 Cedar
Elliot & Robyn Sam & Mary-Anne George & Leah Tom & Anna

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School Council

Every September we have School Council elections. All pupils are invited to stand for election. Those taking part are asked to prepare a short speech about why they should be elected and the changes they would like to make to the school.

A boy and girl are elected to represent each class. These become our School Council and the key to Pupil Voice at BWJS.

School Council meet every 3 weeks with Mrs Mars. Each class has an agenda meeting before the School Council meeting to raise ideas for the meeting. 

Minutes of meetings are shared with the Leadership Team, PTA and Governors.

In the early part of the autumn term, the new School Council have their first meeting where they discuss the school's core values and how they are progressing from a pupil perspective. In the latter part of the term they will be carrying out a learning walk around the school to evaluate what is going well and what improvements they would like to make over the course of this year. Alongside this, they organise a lot of events to raise money for our chosen charities.

 

Learning Walk

During the year the School Council will complete a tour of the school with Mrs Mars. This will allow them to create a list of things that they like or are proud of at Bishop’s Waltham and suggest ways for making the school an even better place to be.

Some of the things we love about our school and suggestions for improvements are below.

 

Things we love about our school

Suggestions for the future

- Computing suite

- More things to play with at play time

- All of the clubs! Something for everyone

- Have school iPads?

- Dining hall has lovely displays which make it a nice place to eat in

- Greater range of whole school competitions

- Outside space and area is beautiful

- Video cameras to record our performances in class

- Hall is colourful and interesting with lots of lovely displays

- Could we have more seating outside so that we can sit and talk to our friends?

- Entrance is 'warm and welcoming', 'It's like going home'.

- Puzzle challenge day. Really enjoyed it before?

- Staff help us feel safe and happy. They are funny.

 - Sharpeners that keep the sharpeners inside (Stops you leaving a mess and having to get out of your seat)

- Learning is fun and we love going on trips and visits

 - More non-fiction books in our classrooms

- We love themed days and like dressing up

 - New curtains for the hall

What do you think? Let your class council member know.

      

               

Some of the things the council have discussed last year

  • New reading books for each classroom
  • New football goals. Replacing the football/netball nets.
  • More wet play games needed.
  • Sports kits for competitions
  • £1000+ raised for Cancer Research
  • £800+ raised for other charities we supported.

 

If you have any questions or comments regarding the School Council at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School please contact Mrs Mars mrs.r.mars@bwjsapps.co.uk

To read recent School Council minutes, use the links below

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 schoolcouncil-2017-09-19.pdfDownload
 schoolcouncil-2017-10-10.pdfDownload
 schoolcouncil-2017-11-07.pdfDownload
 schoolcouncil-2018-01-16.pdfDownload
 schoolcouncil-2018-02-27.pdfDownload
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