JLT, School Council and Year 6 Leaders
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 due to Covid restrictions and working within our guidelines we have established a new team of Leaders at Earlsdon Primary. Our Year 6 leaders have just been appointed their positions within the school and have already taken on the role of supporting the making of the Rising 5's video. They will be supporting with Anti-bullying Week and also Pudsey Bear day.
Children In Need
Children In Need is Friday 13th November, this year we are encouraging the children to dress up as Pudsey, with spots or wear bright colours. Due to risk assessment procedures we will not be having a cake sale or raffle. Instead we are asking parents and guardians to donate using the Pudsey donate button on the just giving website
Anti-bullying week Monday 16th November
Monday 16th November is Anti-bullying week. This year the Year 6 Leaders have presented in assembly and during the week of the 16th, classes will be focusing on differences and being unique. The children are also encouraged to wear odd socks on Monday 16th November.
Our Year 6 children would often meet and greet our new parents and give them a guided tour around the school. This year the children and parents have not been able to do that. Instead our fabulous Year 6 Leaders have helped to create the Rising Fives video that can be found in the: Key Information, Admissions, Rising Fives part of the school website.
This year for Remembrance our staff and wonderful PTA have supported the class bubbles by providing craft material to collaborate and produce the most beautiful poppy waterfall outside of the school. Each child had the opportunity to make a poppy and build the waterfall, with the help of our parent volunteer Sue Francis organising the whole process. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the local lockdown the children really wanted to create something that would help the community during their daily walks and in addition, support with remembering all of the veterans past and present.
Our Year 6 Leaders have also been selling and collecting donations for the Royal British Legion by selling the poppies within school.
JLT and School Council 2019-2020
The School Council have worked very hard over the last few weeks collecting in entries for their Pudsey competition, selling items outside of school to their peers, learning songs and getting their assembly ready to share to both KS1 and KS2. They were pleased to choose a winner for the giant Pudsey and raise lots of money for Children In Need. A huge thank you to all of the children at Earlsdon School who entered the competition, dressed up for the day, donated some money and embraced our Pudsey day - we couldn’t do it without you! As a school we raised a whopping £643.18!
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!