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Pupil Parliament

Our First Meeting 17.10.22

Today was our first meeting. All Ministers received their badges and notebooks to collect ideas and comments from their class.

 

All Ministers agreed with and signed the Pupil Parliament expectations.

 

 

Our Pupil Parliament Expectations are:

 

  • We will follow the SMILE values and be good role models for other children.
  • We will all listen to each other’s ideas.
  • We will all participate in meetings.
  • We will try to make school the best place it can be.

 

We talked about how although we are all working together, we are all going to be assigned a specific area to work on. The children chose 2 focus areas that they would like to specifically be involved with:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Arts
  • Environment
  • Community

 

Our first 2 projects will be Anti Bullying Week and Road Safety Week on 14th November.

The Ministers have taken questions back to class so they can collect ideas.

Anti-Bullying Week 

  1. What can we do in school to help children with friendship issues?
  2. What can we do to prevent bullying from happening in our school?

Road Safety Week

  1. What can we do to remind children about Road Safety? Who could help us learn about road safety?
  2. Does anyone have any concerns about Road Safety in Earlswood?

 

Other Comments from Ministers:

"We should update the Road Safety posters"- William

"We should do litter picking" – Matti

"We need to label the bins better for recycling" – George

"We need to plant vegetables in the allotment and use them in cooking" – Ralph

"We should give people rewards for walking to school" – Max

Lots of Ministers agreed that they would like to do some fundraising for the school.

 

Actions:

Mrs Calvert to contact Friends of Earlswood to see how we can get involved with fundraising.

Mrs Calvert to contact allotment volunteers to organise some planting afternoons.

Mrs Calvert  to contact maintenance team about setting up litter picking.

 

Next meeting: 7th November

 

Pupil Parliament 2022-2023

 

What is Pupil Parliament? 

Pupil Parliament gives all children an opportunity to be actively involved in the way that the school is run. Children can communicate their opinions as well as influence the decisions that are made on their behalf. 

 

Who is part of Pupil Parliament?

At the start of each new school year we hold elections for our Pupil Parliament. The children are elected to the Pupil Parliament by their peers and the teachers. Each class, year 1-5, votes for one child from their class to be their Class Minister. Year 6 vote for two children per class. In the Summer term, the Reception classes vote for one child from each class to join the Pupil Parliament to make a total of 12 Ministers at the Infant School and 16 Ministers at the Junior School.

 

What are the Minister’s responsibilities?

Our Pupil Parliament has a 'School Cabinet' with a Primary Minister, Deputy Primary Minister and Ministers for different departments. All the Ministers work alongside our school subject leaders to develop our Curriculum. They take part in pupil voice questionnaires and learning walks around the school.

 

As well as being Curriculum Ministers, all children specialise in one other area of the cabinet:

Health and Wellbeing

Environment (Eco-fiendly school, health and safety)

Arts (Music, Art and Design)

Community (Inclusion and Diversity)

 

What are the aims of Pupil Parliament? 

  • Represent all children at the school.
  • Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views.
  • Feedback to pupils about what happened about their views.
  • Action decisions that have been made or explain why they can’t happen.

 

Our Pupil Parliament Ministers for 2022-2023

 

Year

Class

Ministers

1

Mole

Hannah

1

Fox

Ollie

1

Hare

Amira

1

Badger

Everly

2

Honeybee

Philomena

2

Dragonfly

Joseph

2

Froghopper

Rosa

2

Millipede

Albert

3

3EK

Miguel

3

3G

Willow

3

3E

Jackson

3

3A

Hollie

4

4AC

Billy

4

4D

Nia

4

4C

Udi

4

4W

Arlo

5

5H

Matti

5

5F

Livi

5

5E

Gbenga

5

5MK

Ralph

6

6O

William

6

6F

Oscar

George

6

6W

Sophie

6

6S

Max

Maddy

Primary Minister

Stella 6W

Deputy Primary Minister

Charlotte 6O

School council 2021/22

 

Today, we have had our first meeting with our new school councillors! This week, we are going to be checking that our classrooms are well equipped with what they need to ensure they are a place where we feel safe and happy. We have discussed our new project on road safety and are very excited to begin work on it this term. It was lovely to meet and get to know everyone; we are eager to make a difference.

Jigsaws completed during anti-bullying week

We introduce Anti-bullying Week 2020

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Junior School Council

Autumn Term 2020

 

It is going to be a busy half term for members of the school council and their role is especially important as we can't meet in big, whole school groups at the moment. 
This half term our School Councils will be focussing on anti-bullying. We will think about how we promote a positive environment where everyone feels safe. We will think about what to do for anti-bullying week later in the term and also help to set up some new peer support groups. 

Previous Projects completed by our School Council

Junior school council made some festive bakes for the midday meal supervisors to say thank you for all that they do at lunchtimes to keep us safe. 
Junior School Council have been thinking about how we promote reading at Earlswood. We enjoyed a visit to Redhill Library to meet the librarian and look at how the books are organised. 

Infant and Junior School Council meet up for treats!

Cooking for the Governors

Spring Term School Council

Junior School Council have been having some great discussions this half term. They have been focussing on promoting recycling in the classrooms, and how to make play times better. They have introduced a welcome card that is given to any children joining Earlswood. They loved cooking for the Governors when they came to visit. 

 

 

 

Infants School Council-Autumn Term 2018-19

 

This term has been a busy one for the Infants School Council Representatives. They have enjoyed many different tasks, such as sharing the School Safety Survey, collecting information and more recently, thinking about which different resources the children would like to see in the lodge.

The highlight of this term has been choosing a theme for the art competition. They decided they wanted to encourage people to reuse or recycle their plastic, to help stop the plastic ending up in the sea. To raise awareness of this problem they chose the theme ‘Plastic in our Oceans’ . We had lots of wonderful pictures and collages from the children who entered and the School Council Reps enjoyed choosing the winners. The winner’s pieces are now proudly displayed around the school and in the lodge.

Most recently they have been concentrating on Anti-Bullying week, taking part in an exciting assembly as well as designing Anti-bullying posters to go around the school.

They have proved to be a great team, working together to get the tasks done.

Choose RESPECT lyrics video

School council helped with the lyrics for this song to mark Anti-bullying week.

Anti bullying Week

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We thought about the theme of Respect and thought about what choosing respect looks like.

Infant School Council judging the art competition

Earlswood Lodge Art Competition

School Council Autumn 2018

 

This term we are organising an art competition to get some new art work in our Infant 'Earlswood Lodge'.

We are also organising Anti-Bullying week and a Children in Need event.

 

 

Infant School Council

Junior School Council

Baking for the Renewed Hope Trust 2018

Renewed Hope Trust 2018

 

The summer School council have been helping our local community by baking on cakes and treats to donate to the Renewed Hope Trust. At both the Infants and the Junior school the school council children have been baking treats Mr Nott, Mrs Knight and Miss Capstick visited one afternoon to hand over our handy work. The charity were so grateful for the kind act of the children that they would like this to be a regular occurrence!

Litter Pick 2018

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