We are very proud to announce that our Investors in Pupils plaque has arrived. It is displayed on the front of the school building.
The Investors in Pupils programme
We are aiming to implement Investors in Pupils across our school and to meet the aims of the programme over a period of approximately 2 years; namely:
In achieving the aims of the programme, school life will have a holistic impact on children’s well-being and the progress they make now and in the future.
Each class has a Class Target display. The children in the class come up with a class target based on learning, behaviour or classroom management; the target is also linked to the value that the school is working on at the time. Class targets are changed every half term and when they are achieved, the group receives a collective reward.
Pupil Voice - Suggestion Box
Lots of pupils have been posting their suggestions in our suggestion box. Keep your suggestions coming as we do look at every single one of them. Although lots of the suggestions have been implemented in school, it is not possible to implement all of them, Mrs Jones provides feedback as to why they can't be put into place in assemblies.
As part of our pupil voice programme, children can also voice any worries or concerns that they may have, this box is regularly checked and reviewed by Mrs Lay, our School Family worker.
Year 6 Pupils take over a lesson in FS2 and Year 1
Year 6 children worked in pairs to take over lessons. Each pupil took on a role of either a teacher or a learning support assistant. They planned and arranged the resources they needed for the lesson. Subjects such as Literacy and Art were taught. It was a successful activity giving year 6 pupils an insight into teaching. The class teachers provided excellent feedback on the lessons and the younger children thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and have been asking if the older children can come and teach them again.
Well done to everyone who took part in our exciting Inter House Spelling Bee Competition! (Autumn Term 2nd half)
Each participant received 2 house points for taking part.
The winners are:
!st place Whipsnade - Bright from Year 1 who received 100 house points
2nd place Priory - Keeley from Year 5 who received 75 house points
3rd place Ashridge - Esther from Year 5 who received 50 house points
4th place Chiltern - Liam from Year 5 who received 25 house points
The roles of support staff in school
In April, Mrs Paul did an assembly to the children to talk about her role as Senior Learning Support Assistant in school. She explained to the children that she is a qualified dancer and she has used this knowledge to choreograph dances for many children for school performances. Mrs Paul explained that she was a Dental Nurse in a previous job and she has used this knowledge to talk about teeth to groups of children in school. She also told the children that she has been on many training courses in order to help children in school with their learning.
School Council meeting with Mrs Jones, Principal
In April, the school council met with Mrs Jones to review the school's behaviour policy. The pupils looked at the current policy and gave Mrs Jones their views on behaviour in school and discussed ideas for sanctions and rewards. In summary, the pupils felt that behaviour in school is good and Mrs Jones agreed with them.
School Council meeting with
Mrs Young Kitchen Manager
The School Council met with Mrs Young the Kitchen Manager. They gave her feedback about school dinners from all of the classes. Mrs Young listened to the pupils and answered their questions and explained the importance of a balanced healthy meal.