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Pupil Governors

 

Welcome to the Pupil Governors page for Burton CE Primary School.

Our wonderful team of pupil governors are a central part of the school community, meeting regularly and acting as a 'pupil voice' to influence decision making and school improvement.  Each class has a note book to minute meetings and gather valuable peer feedback to inform our discussions and decisions.

 

 

Our Aims

We are the voice of the students

  • We aim to get things done to make our school better.

  • To find ways to improve our school.

  • To give every pupil a voice and to make all decision making fair.

  • To raise money for local and global charities.

 

Membership and Elections

Any pupil of Burton Primary School can put themselves forward to be elected democratically. Each candidate will be given time to think of a speech to present their class which will explain why they think they would be the best person to represent the views of their class. Then the classes vote for two people who they feel would get the job done the best by writing down the name of the two people they decide on. 

 

Current Pupil Governors

Roles are selected in a democratic election process where members vote with a show of hands.

Chairperson: Ella

Vice Chair Person: Emma

Secretary: Maicie

Treasurer: Elliot

Members: EYFS - Noah and Elisha, KS1 - Logan, Remi, Harriet, Isla, and Avie. LKS2 - Jack, Melissa, Storm, Benjamin, Freya, Sam, Ben and Stanley, UKS2 - Isabelle, Jack, Elliot, Callum, Maisie, Emma, Ella, Nancy and Lily.

Link Teacher: Mrs Steel

 

 

Meetings

Pupil Governor meetings are held as often as possible. For the meeting to go ahead there must be at least 8 pupil governors present. Decisions will be made using a hands up or blind voting system. If a decision can’t be reached, it will be put to the whole school. Ideas and questions are put to classes/the whole school before they are voted on at a pupil governor meeting.

 

Pupil Governors Code of Conduct

As agreed by the Pupil Governors:

  • to be on time to every meeting

  • respect, value and listen to each other

  • support each other

  • take turns to speak

  • make decisions after we have listened to each other

  • always have the interest of the whole school at heart when making decisions

  • give all children a voice

  • have a positive 'can do' attitude

  • be kind

 

What we have done so far this year:

We decided to raise money for Children in Need in November, so we all wore 'sparkle and spots' to school for the day and donated money. We managed to raise £228!

 

We have just had our 'Onesie and bring your bear to school day' to raise money for Save the Children. Luckily all our bears behaved!

Matters discussed:

At our meetings, we have been talking about our new behaviour policy. We have thought about and spoken to our classes about how it is going. Do we use the new visual signs in the classroom? Are we clear when we know we have done something well? Do the children know the consequences for poor behaviours?

 

We have also been finding out what helps us to learn and what helps us remember things. Mrs Steel then shared our ideas with the staff to help us with our learning.

 

Mrs Slater (Head of PE) attended one of our meetings - she asked us if there was anything we would like which would promote physical development at our school, using some of the Sports premium money.

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