Brandwood Primary

Brandwood Community Wood

Life at Brandwood Primary

"This is a good school with outstanding features" Ofsted 2008

School Council 2020-21

We are a group of children, nominated by our classmates, who try to make the school a better place for everyone. We are ‘the voice’ of the pupils and it is our responsibility to ensure the children at our school have their say and we make our voices heard in a polite yet effective way. We meet every week to discuss what is happening in school and our new 'Picture News'. If there is anything that our classes want to raise, we get the opportunity to discuss them during our meetings every Friday afternoon.

Our school councillors are: 

 Year 1

 Hamziya & Adnan

1Y

 

 Lanwe & Mohammad H 

1P

Year 2

 Hadiya & Abdullah 

2K

 

 Nour &  Omar

2C

Year 3

 Riley & Shifa

3P

 

 Aron & Aaminah

3R

Year 4

 Aisha & Abdimalik 

4T

 

 Finnley & Kira

4M

Year 5

 Usman & Sumaiya 

5H

 

 Chaltu & Muhammad Q

5W

 Year 6

 Fatima Y & Musab

6L

 

 Elizan & Haider 

6GP

 British Values Link - Children should understand how citizens can influence decision making through the democratic process.

School Council Promises

In their first school council meeting, the group identified what they thought were important qualities of a school councillor and wrote their own ‘School Council Promises’. Each member of the school council signed the promises and a copy is displayed in each classroom.

Our School Council Promises

British Values Link - Children should develop an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety

School Council Meetings

Every half term the school council meetings are based on different themes which are closely linked to the school gather and presentation themes, British values links and support the children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.

Picture News 

The school councillors support their classes to learn about current issues in the news. During school council meetings they use a topical news picture and debate relevant, real issues and then lead the discussion with their own class.  

 Wellbeing Ambassadors

After the unusual and challenging circumstances of the past years, at Brandwood we feel it is more important than ever that we support each other to maintain and look after our wellbeing. As such, our school councillors have taken on the additional role of Wellbeing Ambassadors. Their  responsibilities include:

  • Being a friendly and approachable person
  • Listening to and supporting others
  • Promoting the 5 ways to wellbeing (Connect, Take Notice, Give, Keep Learning and Be Active)
  • Leading playground games that support wellbeing, teamwork and friendship
  • Encouraging and monitoring engagement with the wellbeing homework activities
  • Sharing information about wellbeing through the school council magazine 

 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors 

At Brandwood we take bullying really seriously and as a result of our hard work, dedication and respect for each other we have gained the ‘BIG Award’ once again. This demonstrates that as a school, we have shown excellence in dealing with and preventing bullying wherever possible.

To maintain this approach we our school councillors have also take on the important roles of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. Their role includes ensuring any bullying is dealt with effectively in our classrooms and on the playground and that anti-bullying strategies are promoted effectively.

The ambassadors provide support for anyone that feels bullied by:

  • Listening to children if they feel worried or concerned
  • Ensuring any issues or concerns are reported to the class teacher
  • Making sure that everyone acts as part of a team
  • Ensuring that no child is alone at break times
  • Becoming an active role model to everyone in school.