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School Council

Launde Primary School Council meet regularly to help ensure the school is the best it can be. Pupils from each Year 2 - Year 6 class are nominated by each class to represent them at the meetings. We like working with children from different year groups, as part of our 'Launde family'.

The latest meeting information:

September 2021

22/9/21 In our meeting today we introduced ourselves. We shared the different ways that the children had been voted into their positions as class councillor. We talked about the role of School Councillor and how important it is to share their ideas at the meeting and the ideas of their classmates. At our school it is really important that our children have a voice and the School Council is one way in which we can listen to our children and act upon their needs. We also heard about two of the ways that the school council last year made a difference to the school. The School Councillors then had a go at speaking in front of an audience by introducing themselves to the group and which class they came from. They all listened carefully to each other too which was very pleasing. 

Next meeting: 12.45pm on Wednesday 6 October 

October 2021

6/10/21 Today we chatted about how the term was going for the children. They are really enjoying all the lessons that the teachers are delivering. Science, Geography and art were favourites! The children were concerned about some litter on the playground. They agreed that they would tell all of their class to make sure litter is put in the rubbish bins. They asked for an extra bin on the field. They had some great ideas about the different activities that could take place and were glad Year 5 play leaders were in place again this year. They also would like recycling bins in all classrooms and a bin by the ball court - Ms Priddey will look into the costs of this and will talk to the MDA lead about equipment at lunchtimes.

Next meeting: 12.45pm Wednesday 27 October 

27/10/21 Some of the school council in Y2-Y4 were involved in interview process for the Trust. They worked with Miss Sandhu to compile a list of questions for the candidates and then had the opportunity to ask the questions directly to the candidates today. The questions were very sensible and in fact, one of the candidates asked whether a member of staff had come up with them as they were so impressed with the level of questions. Well done team!

Next meeting: 12.45pm Wednesday 3 November

November 2021

3/11/21 Today we discussed all the important events that are happening for the rest of the term such as Children In Need on 19 November, Remembrance assembly on 11 November and Christmas jumper day for the Save the Children charity on the 10 December. We talked about the important COP26 event that is taking place in Glasgow at the moment. The children agreed to tell their classes about three differences that we could make at school to help reduce the resources that we use 1) turning lights off when we leave the room, 2) making sure our litter is put in bins and not left on the floor as this may harm wildlife living in our school grounds, 3) looking after school and home items we use to make them last longer - including labelling school jumpers so they are not left in lost property and then parents have to buy more jumpers. The School Council are keen to make a difference - well done!

Next meeting: 12.45pm Wednesday 17 November 

17/11/21 Today we reminded ourselves of the three pledges we had set last time and the children agreed to complete posters to go around the school. We discussed Children in Need activities that they will remind the classes about and Christmas Jumper Day on 10 December. 

Next meeting: 12.45pm on Wednesday 1 December 

December 2021

Christmas tree decoration day! The children reflected on the term, shared their successes and how it made them feel..and completed the responsible job of decorating the school Christmas trees together. A super team effort - and the trees looked amazing! Well Done School Council!

Next meeting: 12.45pm Thursday 27 January 2022

January 2022

The children discussed the beginning of the Spring term. They shared the learning that they have taken place and were all happy. They had nothing to report back from their classes. The council members made notes on the events coming up over the next two weeks - Chinese New Year activity day, 'This Is me! non-uniform day on 11 February to raise money for Leicestershire Charity, 'Raising Hands'. We talked about what mental health meant and how important it was to look after our minds. The next important planning is for the Queen's Jubilee that we are celebrating In May. They had some great ideas! Our next meeting will be to plan these after children have had the chance to think about different ideas.

Next meeting: Wednesday 9 February 2022

February 2022

At today's meeting, the children had lots of brilliant ideas for how we should celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in May. These ideas will now be taken to staff to arrange for the summer term. Well done, School Council. It was great to hear your ideas. We also discussed the importance of the non-uniform day on Friday, 'This is me!' theme. 

Next meeting: Wednesday 2 March 2022

March 2022

The children fed back that they had really enjoyed 'This is Me!' day and that children felt important. We talked about lessons and which subjects they enjoyed and why. World Book day is coming up at the end of the wee so the children were going to tell their classes all about this, linking with enjoyment of reading. Well done Team!

Next meeting: 18 May 2022

May 2022

The school is interviewing some teachers that do not work at the school for the role of deputy head at the school. Ms Priddey asked the children what questions they want to ask them. They had some brilliant ideas. Many wanted to make sure the candidates were experienced and enjoyed working with children. They wanted to know their values too. The questions they came up with to ask, were as impressive as ever. We are looking forward to ask the candidates next week. The children have a voice at this school and this is one of the ways they can share their views. We then discussed Rania (Year 4) 's letter to the school council requesting ideas to help the environment. The school council wanted to help and will come up with ideas for the next meeting.

Next meeting: 15 June May

June 2022

School Council today was a very useful session, full of good ideas and suggestions. The children are happy in class, like what the teachers are teaching. Their favourite subjects were science because of all the experiments, English as the children get to use exciting vocabulary in their work. The want to remind their classes of the importance of using litter bins. They have decided to design posters to help the children remember to use the bins. The children also talked about lunchtime food. Ms Priddey is having a meeting with the lady so will share their ideas too. Such a helpful group of children, who know they have a voice. Well done children!

September 2022

Our first School Council meeting of the year! We introduced ourselves and talked about how important the role of a School Councillor is. The children filled in a survey about lunchtimes - what they like and their suggestions to improve. These will be used next Wednesday! There was a minute taker chosen and each member received a badge.

They discussed the importance of energy saving at school and all have taken on the role of turning lights off in the classroom when no one is in there and making sure taps are turned off. 

Next meeting: 12.45pm 5 October 2022 and 26 October 2022

School Council Roles and Responsibilities

Our School Council’s roles and responsibilities:

  •  We are the voice of our peers.
  • We investigate the likes and dis-likes of our peers about our school.
  • We come up with new ideas to improve our school.
  • We plan and organise fun activities, visits and events for our school.
  • We work alongside adults such as Ms Priddey and the Governors to put forward new ideas and plan improvements for our school.