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S.P.E.A.K.

 SHARE:PRESENT:EXPRESS:ACTION:KNOW

Our School Council is called S.P.E.A.K. and meets every half term.

 

One child from each class is elected by their peers to represent their class in School Council. The children selected take whole school issues and ideas from their class councils and feed them into the School Council.

They also share ideas and decisions from School Council with their class, Staff, Governors and Parents. Other roles and responsibilities include: adopting a charity and organising a fund raising event , completing some action research for the governing body and showing visitors around the school.

The role SPEAK representatives perform and the decisions made within the School Council can, and do, have a real impact on the rest of the school.

In Spring 2016, S.P.E.A.K. representatives carryied out research on playtime on behalf of the Governors. You can see the questionnaire they used below. The Chair and Vice Chair then presented their findings to a Governors' meeting.

S.P.E.A.K. representatives got the chance to see democracy in action when they visited the Houses of Parliament on 14th March 2016.



 

S.P.E.A.K. Roles and Responsibilities
 
*Chair: Hannah Oxley
*Vice Chair: Alex Freeman
*Secretary and Administration: Iona Hepworth and Rohini Bhattacharya
Class Reps: Keeley Cruse, Miller Stride, Rheai Young, Fraser Barstow, Destiny Moody,
Alysha Miller, Ellie Hillier, Orrie Jewell, Jamie Allan, Rosie Forsyth, Maxx Gorman, J
ack Crew, Megan Martin, William Reid, Teagan Hillier and Junior Gray.

Supporting The Mandala Trust

 

At a special S.P.E.A.K. meeting on Monday 23rd January 2017, S.P.E.A.K. members listened to a short presentation from Mrs Richardson. Reading from a newly published book called 'Welcome to Nowhere' by Elizabeth Laird, Mrs Richardson asked the children to consider holding a fund raising event to support The Mandala Trust, an organisation who are working with a volunteer group called Helping Refugees in Jordan. HJR are taking part in a range of inspiring projects to provide high quality, compassionate education for traumatised Syrian and Iraqi refugee children. This includes opening schools in refugee camps.

 

S.P.E.A.K. members voted by an overwhelming majority to support this project and will work towards organising a fund raising event to take place later in the summer term.

 

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STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!

 

S.P.E.A.K. members took part in a special assembly today, 23rd May 2017 where they launched their fund raising idea. Full details are in the Powerpoint presentation below.

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