Each school year the children elect their class representatives to St. Andrew’s School Council. Annual elections are held in accordance to local and national elections. The results are announced in a special assembly. The group meet regularly to discuss all areas of school life.
During 2017-18, the School Council were consulated on the areas for school improvement. They focused on promotion of healthy living to support the school in the achievement of a 3rd Healthy Schools Award Leaf. The representatives created and gave presentations to the whole school on recycling, helped organise the school’s ‘Healthy Living Week’ and designed and created new posters about hand washing and encouraging adults and children to recycle, save energy and water to display around the school.
The school has an active Eco-committee with representatives from each year group who are elected annually by their peers. The group strives to ensure that St. Andrew’s is an eco-friendly school.
The group complete a number of activities on a weekly basis including ensuring that the school grounds are litter free, assisting with the recycling of the milk bottles, paper, batteries, clothing, etc. and reminding staff and children of the importance of conserving energy.
Click here to view our Eco- Code 2016
Each class in the school has four digital leaders. Children from Years 1 to 6 apply and are interviewed by Mr Bowen to become Digital Leaders for their class. The group was established to support continued development of the use of digital technologies to enhance learning across the curriculum.
The group meet with Mr Bowen weekly and learn how to maintain and update the iPads. They are trained in a variety of apps so that they could become the class ‘experts’. They support staff and peers throughout the year; teaching, instructing and trouble-shooting. They utilise their skills to create a variety of presentations to share good practise with both the cluster and a wider network of schools.
Pupils from Year 6 apply, are interviewed and trained to be Playground Buddies. Their role is to support children during playtimes when they have minor disagreements with friends, and help children who feel lonely to find someone to play with. All children are aware of who the Playground Buddies are and feel confident to approach them when they need support. Playground Buddies are easily identifiable as they wear tabards.