Today we spent the morning reviewing the current priorities set by the school including maths, reading, science and online safety. Together with Ms Spilsbury, my focus for the morning was reading and online safety. We met with groups of children from each class and asked their views and feelings towards these issues.
Academy Council's blog
Today we had the pleasure of meeting with the school’s Mentors and Ambassadors from Year 6. We were interested to discuss with them the changes that they were aware of since becoming an Academy within the Shaw Trust, their interest in reading and their views on the current library provision, and the importance of online safety.
26th March, 2018
During a Councillor review on PE and music I observed the children playing the Ukulele's which was a joy to see as they were practicing key skills such as eye hand co-ordination, working as a group and reading music together, whilst really enjoying themselves. I also spoke to several of the children about PE. The children were very confident and honest in their replies.
A wonderful and informative breakfast visit spent at the school on Monday 26/03/18 by Academy Councillors.
The opportunity to visit and spend time in all the classrooms, where inspiring Fun Maths Activities were well underway, the children were all completely engaged and so enthusiastic with collaborative working observed in all age groups even down to the very young children in Reception.
The behaviour of children throughout the school was exemplary, children were impeccably well mannered, confident, respectful, articulate and so supportive of their peers.
Submitted by Academy Council on 16th December 2017
Focus – Pupil Voice
School Development Priority 3
Last week after our usual Behaviour and Welfare meeting with Mrs Procter and Mrs Kuffour, I was able to meet the School Ambassadors from Year 6 and the Behaviour Mentors from Year 6 also.
Focus – Maths
Last week, I came into school in my role as an Academy Councillor to meet with the Maths Lead, Mrs Kuffour. The focus of the meeting was to discuss the Maths SIP (School Improvement Plan) and the actions being completed in this academic year. I was exceptionally pleased with the findings including:
It’s very important and also rewarding in the role of Academy Councillor, to keep on track and provide unconditional support, professional challenge, motivation, and praise to staff in school.
Please note that this was a previous blog from January 2017. It has been moved to the Chair of Governor's blog.
As vice chair of the governing body I support and work very closely with the chair of governors, the governing body, and schools senior leadership team, in addition, I have other roles and responsibilities, including support, challenge and mentoring Mrs Davies in the reception class who is also the schools SENCO.
As you will be aware all primary schools receive additional funding to develop PE provision. The spending of the money is strictly monitored and there are restrictions enforced by the Department for Education.