Our School Councils represent the views of all our pupils. They give children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
It is composed of representatives from all classes.
If you want to become a School Council member you have to present a manifesto to the rest of the class. This will tell the class why they should vote for you! After the voting is over there is one representative from each class, except year 6 where there are two representatives from each class.
School Council met the school cook and senior lunchtime supervisor
Miss Catton (school cook) and Mrs Rhodes (senior lunchtime supervisor) came to our school council meeting on 23rd March 2017.
Each class in school completed a whole class survey to find out what we all thought about our school lunches and our experiences in the hall at lunchtime.
Today we fed back the results to Miss Catton and Mrs Rhodes and we all discussed how we could improve lunches, which foods we most liked and disliked and how we could improve lunchtimes in the hall overall.
We look forward to quicker queue times, food menus in classrooms and more space to sit in both KS1 and KS2 halls. These are just a few things we can fix quickly.
Look out for more information coming about new menu choices and removal of food we really don't like.
Thank you Miss Catton and Mrs Rhodes for coming to visit us.
What does the School Council do?
The School Council meets regularly. Everyone in school is informed as the meeting minutes are read out. A proper agenda is written before each meeting by one of the School Council members.
What does it do when it meets?
The School Council discuss matters brought up by members of each class. They also put forward ideas which they feel will improve the school. They vote for ideas which they feel should be carried forward. Sometimes ideas may be turned down by the Head teacher, for example if the school couldn't afford it, or if there were too many non uniform days or bun sales!!!
LATEST SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS
The school council have rewritten our child friendly anti-bullying policy. The council have met to discuss what needs to be included in the policy and how they want it presented. The children came up with some excellent ideas and had a good discussion around the wording of it and the best symbols to use.
Members: (not in any particular order)
Seetal, Arlo, Dylan, Olivia, Shivam, Miya, Abhinav, Milly, Kalvin, Laureya, Ahmed
Equality Council statement of principles
The Equality Council gathered ideas and suggestions from all KS2 classes and chose their favourite statements to form this Equality Council Mission Statement below:
At Wigton Moor:-
Treat each other how you want to be treated
We respect everyone
Everyone is special in their own way
We listen to everyone’s ideas.
It doesn’t matter which religion or belief we should all be treated equally.
Alone we are one piece, together we are a jigsaw; let’s make sure we don’t snap.
During lockdown the Equality Council designed posters to advertise a Coin for Diversity. They chose a person they felt represented our diverse country, someone who was a role model for us today. Below is an assembly presented for Anti-Slavery Week, at the end are the posters the members designed.
Summary of Activity and Achievements 2020
How are members chosen?
Members of the Equality Council volunteer, and if there are more than two volunteers there is a class vote. Members in Year 5 remain on the Council when they move into year 6 to act as role models to new members. Two further council members are voted on in Year 6. A Chair, vice chair and secretary are voted in each year within the council.
What is the purpose of the Equality Council?
The Equality Council helps to encourage everyone to appreciate our similarities and differences. Members will step in if there are any problems, with support from other members of the Council and staff.
The Council also organizes and take part in events to support anti-racism and to prevent possible ‘hate’ incidents against a range of groups such as those with disabilities, religion, heritage, homophobia or gender discrimination.
What events have the Equality Council been involved in?
In 2019/20 the Equality Council continues take a lead on inclusion across the school.
This year the Equality Council have designed and chosen a new logo design for the Equality Mission Statement. It can now be seen at the start of our Equality Council section. The council have initiated a campaign to ‘Show racism the Red Card’ and built support leading an assembly. They posted this message on giant red cards around the school and spent the day promoting equality, fairness and a stand against racism. Pupils wore something red to show their support for the campaign.
The Equality Council led an assembly for Black History month.
The Council consider any ‘hate’ incidents that have happened in school or incidents of ignorance that lead to problems and discuss what they can do to help avoid these in future. The council have chosen to write a letter to a pupil who had used racist language.
The colour of the badge of the Equality Council is red ... linked to the "Show Racism The Red Card" campaign.
Members (not in any particular order)
Max, Toshani, Mohammed, Siya, Rohan, Adam, Millie, Abi, Shay, Maya and Emma
What is the aim of the Green Council?
The aim of Green Council is to try and make the school as environmentally friendly and as healthy as we can. There is a display in the main entrance to show who the Green Councillors are. This way, children know who they can go to if they would like something to be addressed in a Green Council meeting. Green Council are responsible for checking that lights have been switched off in classrooms, projectors are not left on when not being used and that the correct bins are being used and paper is being recycled. We also learn about our local woodland with the Friends of Wigton Moor Woods, and carry out a litter pick to help protect our local wildlife. In 2019 we gained the bronze level Woodland Trust Green Tree Schools Award, and we are now working towards silver.
We meet outside in our bubble groups to discuss any ideas brought to us from classes and to continue with our existing projects. So far this year we have had a walk on the playground and the field and identified the Autumn leaves. We are discussing what impact the pandemic has had on the environment.
During lockdown, Green Council were active on DB Primary. We discussed ways of making school a more wildlife friendly space, and made a list of things we would need for this. Since we all returned in early March, Green Council have been busy sowing seeds, potting up plants and creating minibeast habitats in the Quad area. We also have plans to restore the allotment at the end of the school playing field. For more information, please see our Wigton Moor Wildlife Project page.
Green Council is supported by Mrs Lee.