Dorridge Primary School

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Work in partnership SCHOOL AIMS

Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

Make a positive contribution SCHOOL AIMS

Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

Valued and celebrated SCHOOL AIMS

Happy, healthy and safe SCHOOL AIMS

School Council

Our Aim

Our aim is to improve and develop our school and community to be the best we can be. We want to make our school a place where each child has a voice and their opinions and suggestions are heard.

What is School Council?

Our School Council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at Dorridge. We consider and reflect on things that could be better and discuss and agree our actions. Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we finish our discussions we vote on the best ideas and begin working on bringing about positive change. We also run whole school competitions and try to make links with other organisations in our local area.

Who are the School Councillors?

Every year we run an election campaign to vote for a new representative for each class from Year 1 – Year 6. Each councillor has a School Council book where they write down any ideas and suggestions from their class. Any suggestions are then discussed at the next School Council meeting. Each councillor will also feedback to their class about what is going on in the council meetings and pass on any messages and report on school developments on Class Dojo or the school Facebook page.

When do we meet?

We usually meet fortnightly altogether with Miss Farrington and Miss Gill, who are the teacher members of school council who work alongside the children. Due to COVID-19 we are now working together remotely.

Competitions

Each term we run a whole school competition. Some examples of these are, decorate your own egg Easter competition, a Christmas baking competition and a Summer writing competition. School Councillors are in charge of selecting winners from each year Key Stage and also decide on the prizes too.

Easter 2021

This year we are running our Easter competition in collaboration with Thomas Bragg & Sons Funeral Services and a local care home to help brighten up their windows this Easter. All children who wished to take part decorated an Easter themed poster. Solihull Council representatives will be judging the semi-finalists from each group which will then be sent onto the care home. All entries will comply with COVID safety rules.

Living Streets: Walk to School Scheme

At Dorridge we are proud to be part of the Living Streets Walk to School Scheme. This involves encouraging as many children as possible to walk, scoot, cycle, run or use public transport to get to school. This in turn making the streets around our school a safer and less polluted place. Children fill out the online travel tracker each day in class to record how they got to school. Councillors are in charge of ensuring that this is filled out each day for their class and also analyse results during School Council meetings. For more information on this scheme you can visit their website 

Living Streets WOW Initiative