School Council 2016/17
Our school council represents the views of all of our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community. Our school council meets regularly with Miss Dear to discuss a variety of ideas, issues and improvements.
Meet our School Council
Each class from Year One upwards has four school council representatives. Two of the reps in each class were chosen by their teacher and the other two were elected by pupils. The school councillors represent a wide range of pupils and are helping to improve Westwood by representing and sharing the views and ideas of their class.
If there is anything you would like to be discussed at a school council meeting or you have any ideas or suggestions then please talk to your class representatives or leave us a note in our suggestion bag on the school council board in the hall.
* Our next school council meeting is on *
Westwood Primary School
Pupil Development Plan
2016 – 2017
Our Pupil Development Plan outlines the strengths of Westwood and is followed by what we would like to improve and how. The Pupil Development Plan has been created using pupil voice, the results of a pupil questionnaire and school council/class discussions.
Some of the strengths from the KS2 pupil questionnaire
100% of children say that the school staff are friendly and helpful.
99% of children say the headteacher and staff do a good job.
99% of children say our school is a good school.
99% of children say adults take time to help them improve.
98% of children say adults are interested in their views.
95% of pupils enjoy school.
Strengths of Westwood from discussions – what we like
The way we are taught and learn
That Westwood is a friendly community.
The learning environment and our learning behaviours.
The extra-curricular activities e.g. tournaments and clubs.
That we have a voice and can help to improve the school.
Areas for improvement – what we would like to improve and how
We would like to further develop and promote the role of play leaders across the school.
We can do this by appointing new play leaders, providing play leaders with adequate training on their role and making them known/promoting their role within whole school assemblies.
We would like to continue to increase the range of extra-curricular clubs offered.
We can do this by finding out what additional/different clubs pupils would like to see offered and strive to set these up. We can ask staff to run clubs of interest and/or upper KS2 pupils to lead a club with adult support and also make links with new sports coaches/specialists.
We would like some large fixed play equipment outside e.g. climbing equipment/obstacle course to replace the wooden boat.
We can do this by looking at and finding what it is that pupils want and then aim to raise more funds to add to the money raised at the Summer Fete. We can make a proposal for the large play equipment to Mrs Aldous/governors.
We would like a new sports kit for tournaments to be well presented when we represent our school.
We can look into what kit we need and where we can source this from. We can look at the cost of new kits and see if we can use some of the PE budget to purchase it.
We would like to reading at home to be encouraged more.
We can use the recently introduced whole school reading challenge to encourage pupils to read at home more and make sure all classes are rewarding reads at home too. We can raise the profile of reading through the challenges and assemblies.
We would like to develop the use of the woods.
We can discuss and find ways in which all pupils can access the woods on a more regular basis and ensure we are using it to its full potential. We can talk to teachers about using the woods within lessons where appropriate.
Children in Key Stage 2 were asked to complete a pupil questionnaire to provide us with their views on the school and school life.
See the results below...
Wednesday 7th December 2016
A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Fayre. We raised an amazing £855. Without your amazing support we wouldn’t be able to run such successful events.
Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 16th December 2016
Thank you for your donations, we raised £142.40 for the charity Save the Children.