Pupil Leadership Meetings
Lots of topics were discussed at the meeting held in September 2021
Alopecia will be the charity focus for Belle Vue in the coming year and it is to be driven by the Pupil Leadership team. Their ideas will be given at the next meeting.
Several suggestions were put forward to help improve our outdoor spaces. It was suggested that outdoor classrooms, given their current unsafe condition, could be removed and replaced with sails which can then be stored during wintertime.
Connie asked if a litter picking club can be set up again like the one Mrs Calvert did with Set Settal. Mrs Cradock will find out and feedback at the next meeting.
Elijah then asked about the repainting of classrooms and Mrs Cradock explained that there was a rota system to re-decorate all the classes throughout the school and that some communal areas had been prioritised and already painted.
Suggestion boxes for pupil voice via their Pupil Leadership Team will be placed in classrooms, for sensible requests and suggestions.
Topics discussed at the November 2021 meeting were -
It was acknowledged that the money raised from Christmas Jumper Day will be donated to this charity. For the Spring Term it was suggested another MUFTI day when children can wear something blue for a donation and a cake bake sale after February half-term (although Mrs. Cradock did say this was dependent on Covid restrictions at the time). Other ideas were a sponsored event and a grow and sell the produce from our new raised beds.
Will take place during lunchtime on a class by class basis on a weekly rota starting at Class 3V and the equipment can be passed on each week to the next class. When the last Year 6 class has had a turn then the litter pickers will need to be returned to Class 3V for the cycle to start again.
PLT were very aware of what constituted bullying, that is one or more children constantly picking on another child, either verbally or physically. They were not aware of any incidences at Belle Vue and generally knew to talk to an adult either at home or at school if they thought it was happening to them. Can the PLT check in their class to see if anyone thinks they are being bullied or knows of any bullying going on. If children don’t want to speak up in class then they can have a quiet word with their PLT person.
Healthy Lunch Box Campaign
The PLT have been asked to help with this by taking a photograph of the healthiest lunchbox in their class. No people or names will be mentioned. The photos will then be put on the school website so that parents can get some ideas. There will also be links to other websites which parents will be able to access to give them more ideas.
3 School Rules
The PLT knew the 3 school rules. In their classes they felt that they were mainly being followed. They felt that behaviour was not always as good at breaktimes, Everyone should do their best to be a good role model for those children who found following the rules tricky.