Thank you – October ’23
I would like to say a huge thank you to the school council for their hard work and commitment during the academic year 2022-23. The children should be so proud of all they have achieved and the changes made which have had impact on (literally) hundreds of children. You have been a credit to our school and to your families.
Mrs Brown will now be working with the new school council, who were elected just before half term.
I wish Mrs Brown and her new council the very best of luck and look forward to hearing about the exciting plans you have to make our school even better.
Our trip to London – July ’23
We had the most amazing time when we went to London and visited the Houses of Parliament, we learnt so much about democracy and about how decisions are made for our country. We met our local MP Dan Carden and our ex-parent governor Ian Byrne MP. We also managed to get a little sightseeing done before getting the train home. A long but wonderful day!
Our Play Curriculum – June ’23
We have been developing our play curriculum, please watch this video to find out more about our journey.
School Council Safeguarding Walk – March ’23
Today our school councillors completed a safeguarding walk with Mrs Partington and Mrs Finnigan. As they walked around our school and grounds they took photographs of areas where they don’t always feel safe. On Monday the children will be meeting with Mrs Sergeant, Miss Chute and Mr Davies to discuss their observations.
Lenten Giving – February ’23
As a school council we have decided that we will be collecting money for the emergency appeal for Turkey and Syria, each class will be doing a sponsored event to raise as much money as possible for those affected by the recent earthquakes.
A visit to Whitefield Primary School – February ’23
Mrs Sergeant and Mrs Partington joined us in visiting Whitefield Primary School, we went to view their ‘trauma friendly’ classrooms and look at their outdoor playtime provision. It’s safe to say we had the most AMAZING time. We joined in with the children’s playtime and explored all the various activities available! The school council will be working with the leadership team to develop the outdoor play provision and classrooms which are comfortable places for all children to learn.
Meeting our local councillor – February ’23
We invited our local councillor (and past pupil) in to school to have lunch, meet with the senior leaders and discuss what is happening in our community. Cllr Byrne told us about her journey in to politics and relayed her passion for our city and community.
In January we made a video to share with our school community all about attendance. We work hard in school to make every day count!
Resourcing our playgrounds – January ’23
Our school has been awarded a grant from Food for Thought to promote healthier living by resourcing our outdoor play provision. Our school councillors have surveyed the children in their classes and have come up with a ‘wish list’ goodies! The school councillors have been scanning the catalogues considering value for money and suitability as they look.
Advent Giving ’22
During the month of December, as a school. we focused on collecting tinned and dried food for our local food bank. Every week of advent the children brought in a specific type of food and by the end of the Autumn term we had hundreds of tins, and packets.
World Book Day 2022
Our school council launched a competition, each class had to design and make a ‘hot air balloon’ lantern based on their class novel. Take a look at our amazing results.
School Council Attendance Project 2022
The school councillors have been working with Mrs Partington and Mrs Finnigan to promote the importance of excellent attendance across school. The children wrote and presented an assembly to the children, and also attended a staff meeting to share their ideas. The children were so confident and spoke with knowledge and passion! Well done.
June 2019 Trip to the Houses of Parliament.
Today the School Council caught an early train and set off for London and the Houses of Parliament. We met our local MP Dan Carden and were given a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster. We hopped on the tube to Westminster and hopped off to pay tribute to the statue of Emily Pankhurst who devoted her life to the emancipation of women. We visited Horse Guards Parade and enjoyed our sandwiches in the park. We even met Bishop Tom on the train! Enjoy our photos! We had a really amazing day.
Luciana Berger (MP) Visit to School: January 2017
The children were very excited to meet Labour MP for Wavertree, Luciana Berger, when she visited school for a meeting with the school council and the e-cadets.
Luciana stayed for most of the afternoon and talked candidly about her experiences in parliament, helping others, being an MP AND an expectant Mum – oh and Brexit!
She also spoke in depth to the e-cadets about internet safety and her own personal experiences of internet trolling and anti-semitic abuse she has previously experienced.
It was a very valuable meeting for all children involved and we were grateful to Mrs Berger for giving up her time to talk to us about the fascinating world of politics.
Also, a big thank you to Mrs Bowcock for arranging the visit.
Merseytravel Project: January 2017
Chris O’Brien from the Merseytravel education team visited the school council recently to discuss how they can support our pupils, especially those in year six, in finding more sustainable ways of travelling to and from school.
She explained that we were entitled to bid for a £500.00 Ambassadors grant to help us encourage others in school to look at cleaner ways to travel.
She also offered a series of interactive transition sessions for pupils in year six, to give advice about safe travel, how to find out information about bus routes and tickets and what’s available for those that might want to cycle to school. These sessions will take place after SAT’s in May.
The council are currently putting their ideas together to launch the £500.00 bid.
Establishing a house/house points system in school: January 2017
The school council have been discussing the possibility of introducing a (High school) house system, to support good behaviour at our school and to reward pupils for examples of good behaviour, good manners and any other positive things that are identified by all adults around school.
The initial feeling around the idea was very positive, although most of the councillors had never heard of such a system.
We shared our own experiences of a house system and the children did some personal research in this area.
Another primary school in Liverpool have used the system for some time and contact was made. This has resulted in our school council receiving an invitation to visit and find out more about their school house system and whether it could work in our school.
Analysis of marking – pupil voice: November 2016 – January 2017
The school council did an excellent job when asked to work alongside the SLT to examine the way teachers currently mark pupil’s work in books.
They spent a considerable amount of time developing a pupil questionnaire, and coordinated the distribution, completion and collection.
After some extensive analysis of the questionnaires, the school ambassadors produced a detailed report which outlined whole school pupil voice on teachers marking.
Representatives from the school council delivered the findings to all teachers & support staff at a recent staff meeting, and staff have now taken the views of the pupils into consideration when marking work in books.
The school council have generously allowed Mrs Sergeant to share their research documents with some local schools.
This piece of valuable work by the children will feed into Mr Cotton’s review of the school marking policy.
Upper Key Stage Two Playground furniture: November 2016
The school council recently held a debate to examine the current playground areas, with the upper key stage two yard a particular interest. It was quite unanimous that children feel it is being under-utilised and the suggestion was made that the ‘furniture’ installed could be removed, allowing for a ‘blank canvas.’
School councillors then sought the opinion of their peers, with some excellent ideas for future development.