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Parkend Primary School

The small school with BIG ideas!

School Council

Congratulations to the members of School Council 2022-2023!

On Friday 9th September 2022, children in each class voted for their new School Council representatives as well as acknowledged the excellent work completed by the previous group of children.  Mrs Wood presented the election winners with their badges in the celebration assembly. 


School Council play an important role in our school and they have many responsibilities including: gathering ideas from peers and sharing them with staff, organising events, showing prospective families around the school, fundraising and much more.  The School Council look forward to working across the school to drive further improvements, making sure that pupil voice is at the heart of all we do. 


The first School Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th September.

Presenting our wonderful School Council Members 2021-2022

Voting in Class 2

Well done to the School Council for their involvement in editing the behaviour policy and having a say on the COVID 19 addendum to the behaviour policy. 


The School Council have also been busy helping Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Marangon make some decisions about the school playground. Their ideas about what is needed and how to improve upon the space to support playtimes and PE was gratefully received and hopefully the changes to the playground will be made soon ... 


The new playground markings

Mrs Roberts launched 'Anti Bullying Week' at our school, with a whole school assembly. This was followed by a School Council meeting to discuss what we think bullying looks and sounds like, attended also by our Chair of Governors. We then discussed this in relation to how we see our school. The School Council were then tasked with putting a presentation together to share with the whole school. Although the School Council felt that we do not have an issue with bullying in our school, they felt there was more we could be doing to promote friendships and positive relationships. The following week the School Council presented their ideas and vision to the whole school. This presentation was carried out with professionalism, dedication, and with genuine compassion for their fellow pupils. The School Council have since ordered badges for themselves to let the school community know that they are there as 'Friendship Buddies', should anyone need one. They have identified a bench for pupils to sit on, and they have also ordered a 'bus stop' for friends to stand by, if they should need a friend to play with or someone to listen to them.
The School Council are currently working on producing a 'Healthy Eating' questionnaire for our pupils. It is hoped that they will survey the whole school and report their findings back to the Governing Body. 
The School Council have been monitoring lunch boxes to inform their planning to make our school a 'Healthy School', through gaining Healthy Schools Status.
Thank you to everyone who supported the School Council with their Beetle Drive fund raising event on Tuesday 11th June 2019. We raised the grand total of £45.10 smiley