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School Council Minutes


School Council Minutes

Classes Present: 2M, 2G,3C,3L,4K,4H,5R,5G,6H,6D

Date: Monday 20th April 2015

  1. Pedestrian Crossing update.

Councillor Burrows is visiting our school on Tuesday 28th April 2015. The school council will lobby him and present a school assembly to persuade him to provide us with a zebra crossing. I wish all of the School Council to be involved and rehearsals will be tomorrow morning in the hall.

  1. RSPCA Toy sale. I have received a lot of toys so far , please keep reminding your class to keep bringing in the toy so we have as much as possible for our toy sale on Friday 22nd
  1. RSPCA raffle. Daniella from 5R has kindly donated a large cuddly snowman! She will be coming around selling raffle tickets next week so that you may win the snowman.
  1. Please remind children to bring in one pound in return for Mrs Hampshire’s email address. If you bring one pound to give to her which she will give to the RSPCA, you may have her email address, you can then send a photo of you and your p[et to her . This photo will be displayed on Friday 22nd May
  1. Thank you to Neha, Harry, Aoife and Navlan for doing a special presentation to the School Governors Curriculum Working Party on Thursday 23rd The Governors were very pleased to ask you questions about your role and you answered them politely and intelligently. Thank you.
  1. Questions from the children:

5R: It is really hard to get into school sometimes because the parent s blocking the way in to school by standing and talking or with their buggies.

A: I have noticed this too. It is difficult because they want to say good bye to their children and talk to other parents, but there doesn’t seem too much room on some days. I will ask Mr Alford to write something on the newsletter asking parents to try and keep a central pathway open so that children can get into school.


Some children are being silly in the toilets and making a mess. How can we stop this from happening?

A: I know! I am very annoyed as we have a lovely brand new school and some children are spoiling it for others already! I will ask the mealtime supervisors to patrol the toilets with greater regularity.


Please may we have more water fountains around the school?

A: I will ask Mr Budden how many we have now and judge with him whether we need more or whether the ones we currently have are working properly.


When can we eat our lunch on the field?

A: We already have eaten our lunch on the field one day as the hall was being used to set up something. There will be odd days when children will be asked to have lunch on the field, but litter tends to be left behind and this is not acceptable. Please have a word with your children to make sure that they clear up after themselves otherwise we will not be able to eat on the field.


Q: When will we be able to have a reading garden and adventure garden?

A: I have been a little impatient while waiting for our gardens too! I have been waiting for the staff car park to be finished before I can talk to Mr Alford about garden designs. We should have the staff car park this week so I will talk to him this week about possible areas for our gardens and how they will be made. As we held our design competition so long ago now – it may make sense that we have another one , but I will get back to you next time with an update.




Things to do by Friday 8th May

Please research any information about the RSPCA and give it into Mrs Marks by Friday 8th May. House points will be awarded if it used in our special assembly.

Thank you

Mrs Marks


Date of our next meeting: 2pm Thursday 14th May – rehearsal for our RSPCA assembly.






RSPCA update

The RSPCA have replied to my request to send someone to lead our assembly and tell us about the good work that they do. The news is not good I am afraid, they have not got an Ambassador in our area. The answer is obvious : We will  lead our assembly!  So a date for your diary is Monday 18th May when our School Council will lead an assembly all about the RSPCA –  I can’t wait!

Mrs Marks

School Council Minutes

Please see our latest School Council minutes and please post a comment if you wish

School Council Minutes

Classes Present: 2M, 2G,3C,3L,4K,4H,5R,5G,6H,6D

Date: Monday 9th March 2015


  1. School Council Reps need to read School council minutes to your class.
  2. The minutes need to be displayed clearly in your class.


1 RSPCA Feedback:

Mrs Marks had a meeting with Mr Alford regarding the School Council’s ideas for the RSPCA. He agreed that the cuddly toy stall was an excellent idea, he also like the cuddly toy raffle- if we are able to have a large cuddle toy donated!  He was also impressed that the School Council would like to lead a whole school assembly to tell everyone about the RSPCA and what they do.

Mrs Marks has already contacted the RSPCA to see if they wish to help us lead the assembly. Mr Alford proposes the date of Friday 22nd May as our RSPCA day.

We do need to hold the assembly before that day so that children know why they are raising money. Mrs Marks will tell the teachers about the RSPCA website

and ask them to do a lesson on the RSPCA day about animal welfare. Mr Alford had a brilliant idea about how we could also raise money: if children and teachers with pets send a photo of themselves with their pet after paying one pound, their photo could be displayed, as part of a rolling photo montage on the Television screens in the school, throughout the day on RSPCA day. If children do not have a pet, they can make a model of their ideal pet, paint a picture of their ideal pet and take their photo with it instead.

Mrs Marks and theY6 School Council Members will make a timeline to clarify when events are going to happen.

  1. Thank you to all classes for writing the letters to the LA. Y6 School Council will send these letters off to the LA with a covering letter and we will wait to hear from them with good news about our zebra crossing!


  1. Health and Safety

Please may you remind all children that they may only play with small toys or sponge balls at play times. They are brought in at their own risk and they must look after them. They cannot expect teachers to so spend hours looking for lost toys from home. If you play with tennis balls or hard balls you can break windows, so we will take them away from you. If the balls go over the fences you cannot try to get them.


  1. Questions from the children:


Q: When will the KS2 children be able to have school dinners?

A: We have been looking at lots of different ways that parents can pay for the lunches, as it needs to be a cashless system. We have just decided upon one this week. We will be discussing this at our next Governors’ Meeting and when we have finalised the decision, we will let parents and children know as soon as we can. We will trial one year group at a time and then hopefully all children will soon be able to have hot school meals.


Q: Can we wear ties?

A: Ah. I understand why the children in your class have asked this question because they can look very smart, but, if they are not done up properly, they can look really untidy. We are a Primary School remember, so this includes 4 and 5 year olds,  it is a big ask to expect them to tie their ties correctly. There is also the problem of losing uniform, Lost Property is currently filled with lost sweatshirts, shoes, lunch boxes etc, do we want to add to the list with unnamed ties? Also, ties and polo shirts don’t look very smart, so we would have to change the polo shirt to a normal cotton shirt, which may pose problems. Good question though and we may think about it in the future.


There were, unusually, no more questions.

Things to do for our next meeting on Monday 20th April

  1. Hold a class poster competition to design a poster to publicise RSPCA day on Friday 22nd May in your class. Please bring your class’ winning design to the meeting on Monday 20th Prizes will be given on and they will be displayed around the school.


  1. Ask you class mates to start bringing clean, soft, cuddly toys to school if they are no longer wanted at home. School Council children will collate the toys in your classrooms and then bring them to Mrs Marks’ Room when you have a few.
  2. Ask you class mates if they have an extra large cuddly toy that they no longer need for our raffle.

Thank you

Mrs Marks


Date of our next meeting: 12pm Monday 20th April 2015  in spare Y6 classroom





Next School Council Meeting

This is just a reminder to all School Council members, we have a meeting Monday 19th  January in the spare Y5 classroom at 12pm.

Remember, your task was to ask the children to think of fund raising ideas for the RSPCA, we are also going to plan our assembly , so please bring many ideas! I also hope that worry boxes and kind boxes are being used in your classes, if anyone has been particularly kind, please tell me at the meeting. I look forward to seeing you on Monday with any issues that your class wish to talk about.  Mrs Marks

School Council News.

Hi Everyone,
Please look at the school website to see our latest School Council minutes.You will be pleased to know that you chose : RSPCA, Cancer Research and the Dog’s Trust as our school charities this year.

Your Class Council representatives will be asking you for fund raising ideas for the RSPCA at your next class council meeting, why not give me some ideas now? What could we do to raise money for the animals and why do you think it is important?

We also want each class to set up a ” worry” box and a “kind” box so that you can tell the teacher if you are worried about anything and also if someone has been particularly kind to you. Do you think this is a good idea?
Thank you for taking the time to contribute.
Mrs Marks