At Shincliffe we truly value the thoughts and opinions of all of the children and there are a number of ways in which children can contribute to make our school the best it can be. These include:
The School Council
The School Council are elected pupils by their classmates. The School Council comprises two pupils from every class, one girl and one boy, from Year 1 to Year 5. Reception class are represented by the Year 1 school council members. The Year 6 representatives are elected by the whole school into the positions of Chair and Secretary. The elections take place every year.
Current issues addressed by the School Council during this term include:
- Planning fundraising opportunities for the Term.
- Work with the school travel planning team to address congestion around school.
The Worship Committee is made up of a group of Y6 pupils who help to plan assemblies and worship. They are also responsible for looking after our school prayer tree.
During this term we will be helping to plan, prepare and lead our Community Celebrations. As well as this, we are thinking about how Collective Worship is led and how we can help our whole school to develop Collective Worship.
The Eco Club have been busy over the course of the term.
After a whole school assembly from OASES we looked together at the issue of energy saving. A lot of the children were very aware of this issue to reduce energy use both in school and at home. Every month a class will be chosen as the ECO class of the month for being the best at saving electricity.
We recycle paper waste each week working with our caretaker Mrs Irwin.
We have setup Pen recycling points in School.
School Nutrition Action Group (SNAG)
The SNAG work with Mrs Horton and Taylor Shaw, the school meal providers, to review the menus and make suggestions to ensure that the school lunch team know the children’s views.
V.I.P (Very International People)
The VIP (Very International People) committee comprises of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. They liaise regularly with the International Co-ordinator (Mrs Morgan) and their task is to promote global learning throughout the school. The VIP committee help with the organisation of international and inter-cultural events and activities which take place during the year, eg European Christmas, European Day of Languages, Chinese New Year and links with partner schools. They are enthusiastic and help produce the termly newsletter which details all the international events which take place.
The library is recently refurbished and is well stocked. It provides reading and reference material for all ages. Librarians are Y5 and Y6 pupils who are elected as the school librarians to help to manage the library with the support of parent helpers. There are four librarians.
Playground leaders are Y6 pupils who volunteer to help and support the Key Stage 1 pupils (infants) during lunchtime break. They play games with the younger children and help them to learn playground games. When the weather requires the lunchtime break to be indoors the Y6 playground leaders come into the classrooms to help out.