JLT and School Council 2019-2020
What is the School Council and JLT?
The School Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.
Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent. Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council.
Alongside our School Council we also have our Earlsdon Junior Leadership Team. The JLT is an ideal opportunity for more children to have a voice and play an integral role of the running and organisation of the school. The children have the opportunity to apply for the role that they feel best suits them, and the school. It is aimed for Year 5 and 6 children.
As well as our JLT and our School Council, Earlsdon Primary is happy to announce that this year we are also part of the Coventry Young Ambassador Programme, which means a handful of our specially trained pupils are able to represent our city and school at a range of cultural and sporting events.
This year the School Council have presented their Anti-Bullying campaign to both KS1 and KS2. They spoke about the importance of change and how making a change to your own behaviour can impact and change how others feel. In addition, the children at Earlsdon School have been taking part in lots of circle times and discussions around being unique and different. Mr Hook has also been teaching a variety of songs about change to both KS1 and KS2. On Tuesday 12th of November we would like to encourage the children at school to wear odd socks, which is part of the Anti-Bullying campaign.
Well done to Howes Primary and Earlsdon Primary Young Ambassadors for braving the heavy rain on Saturday 1st November to support the runners at Coventry Memorial Park, you were amazing!
The first task for the School Council this year was to take our new behaviour policy to their classes, from here they had to ask the children at Earlsdon School to redesign the images for our values. Once collected in, the councillors voted for their favourite images and these can be found on our new policy poster. We are really pleased with the outcome, and hope you are too!
The School Council did a fantastic job of designing all the posters, telling their classes about Red Nose Day and helped cut up all stickers for the children at Earlsdon School. For a donation of £1.00 children could dress in red for the day. We had red hair, red faces, red clothes and red noses galore! The children learnt the Red Nose Day song and enjoyed an afternoon of activities and crafts linked to Red Nose Day. Mrs Forde did an assembly and explained where and what the money raised would provide. We raised a total of £283.42!
This term the children have been learning about kindness and the importance of being kind. In PSHE the children have been thinking about how hurtful and harmful being unkind can be. In class the children have been thinking about all things kind and have generated some hashtags and statements to show this. Assemblies have also reinforced these messages.
We are so proud of the children at Earlsdon Primary School and their fundraising efforts. This year the children have raised £760 for Children In Need! The JLT sold Pudsey merchandise every morning until it ran out, the School Councillors sold hamper raffle tickets and also spoke to all the classes about how the money raised will be used and also congratulated the raffle winners. Finally the children at Earlsdon School wore spots on Friday 16th November and donated £1.00 towards Children In Need.