The School Council reps have had a very busy term - here are some of their achievements so far....
- placing an order for school council hoodies for all reps.
- designing and making posters to advertise the Children in Need cake sale.
- organising and running the cake sale for Children in Need.
- attending and contributing at our Shared Vision staff meeting after school.
Lewis welcomed everyone to the meeting and wished Mrs Evans a Happy Birthday!
The main items for discussion were tuck shop and rewards for lining up after playtime.
It was suggested that some fresh fruit could be provided at the tuck shop and rewards given to the smartest class line after playtime, these would be counted up at the end of the week and extra playtime awarded to the class with the most rewards.
We had a very successful school council meeting. Here are on some of the items that we discussed:
- International food day - we will be selling crumpets and crepes during morning break on 16th Oct for 20p.
- We shared thoughts about positive and good things hapenning in our school, and also ways to make this school even better.
- Photos were taken of all the school council reps - thes are on the website
- Mrs Evans will enquire about school council hoodies and badges for all the reps.
Our next meeting will be held on the 20th Oct.
It was a real pleasure to run our annual shared vision workshop in our freshly decorated hall last night. It certainly is a lighter, brighter more creatively inspiring space to work in! The creative juices were certainly flowing during this, our 5th shared vision review and refresh, as some brilliant ideas were aired and shared.
As usual, we had the privilege of wide range of school stakeholders in attendance, including the staff team, governors, parents, members of our school council, members of the Parish Council and Reverend Lisa from the church. We believe this wide range of views and experience helps us generate a host of excellent ideas and keep us on track with our vision to be an outstanding school in the heart of the community. The fact that we involve and engage the whole community in this process is part of this vision.
The vision workshop is also a great opportunity to take stock and celebrate the successes of the previous school year. This session saw a bumper crop of 'success bricks' each laying the foundation for another successful year ahead.
Mr Crawford also talked through some big ambitions that may be explored as part of our desire to keep raising the bar as a school and look ahead to future possibilities. These include the possibility of becoming a teaching school or federating with another school and continuing to develop an exceptional learning environment. He also talked about interesting research opportunities and collaborations with other learning establishments.
The teams then created 'ideas clouds' with exciting ideas including developing a library space, a special commemoration of the Queen's 90th birthday, a theatre-style hall with professional lighting, updated PE equipment and fresh playground lines.
There was then the traditional 'sign up' to the new vision map and the chance to declare some actions to be taken straightaway to get things rolling. The sharing of a possible new newsletter format happened even before the workshop ended! This early commitment to action certainly demonstrates the whole team's willingness and enthusiasm to bring the vision to life.
Many thanks to all who took part in this productive, vibrant and innovative session. The new vision map will be up on display in the school hall. This is very much a live and on-going process so if you'd like to make suggestions or contribute in anyway, please do!