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School Council Training

Our annual school council training happened last week with each year group coming together to get to know one another and build key skills that will be used throughout the year in school council. The morning was planned and delivered by our fabulous Head Girls and Sixth Form Exec leads.

We began with team building and ice breaker exercises such an the human knot and if you were stranded on a desert island with said items which would you priorities to use and why would you use them. This section of the morning finished with the famous spaghetti tower building game which is now synonymous with school council training. Lots of fun was had by all and an extra element was added this year, extra points were awarded to the year group who were the tidiest. Year 8 & 9 were fantastic at this 🙂

We then spent time explore the year group focuses which are as follows:

Yr 7: How can we improve transition into secondary school.

Yr 8: Reforming and developing the buddy system

Yr 9: Celebrating Global Learning days

Yr 10: exploring options for a new rewards assembly

Year 11: The AGGS News Blog.

Well done to all involved it was a great morning and I sense this is going to be a great year for school council 🙂

Exec School Council

Exec have been super busy pulling together and communicating about all the amazing projects that have happened over this academic year amongst all the year groups. We are very proud of everyone.

Our main focus this year has been upon the Values and embedding these into our school system. Year 10 have helped us do this. We have communicated to staff and students about what our values are and how they were chosen. We have also fundraised and created the Values trees which help to communicate the values around school.
We look forward to embedding these further next year.

AGGS Values

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Exec School Council

School Council Training

On Friday 21st October the newly elected school council reps had their training session.

After Wednesday’s election this was the first time that students from each year group were able to get together and build their team working skills and explore some of the issues that school council will be focusing on this academic year.

Year groups began with the spaghetti tower challenge to help consider the different skills they may need as school council reps and to get to know one another better.

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Following this challenge each year group worked on their focus. This is a task to get the school council reps started and to allow them time to gather other ideas from their own forms.

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The focuses for this year are: 

Year 7: Transition – How can we make your journey from primary to secondary better? 

Year 8: Improving the library

Year 9: The Wellbeing Room 

Year 10: Merit criteria and award assemblies

Year 11: The Pupil Blog Page

Make sure you keep an ear out from your form’s reps and keep a check on the Pupil Voice page for further School Council updates.

School Council You Said We did…. What we did in 2015/2016

School Council are sharing in assemblies this week about the values we as a school have created. There will be more on this in the next few weeks. Please see below all the things school council got up to last year and the changes they have made…

You Say: We Did:
YEAR 7

We need more up to date books and resources in the library

 

 

Ran a book sale to raise money for the library.

YEAR 8

We need some money to raise funds for things around school

 

We would like a say as to what happens in the canteen.

 

Organised a dress up day for year 7 & 8 to raise over £400 for school. This is being put towards helping improve stocks in the library.

Whole school feedback was given to the canteen about foods, things people thought were good and things that could be improved.  We are hoping to launch a food focus group this year.

YEAR 9

The homework diary layout needs changing.

The medical room needs updating

 

Some changes have been made to the diary to ensure that there is an area for students to write a to do list.

Year 9 are continuing to work with the well-being ambassadors to redecorate and improve the medical room and make it into a well-being room, a space for people to have some space.

YEAR 10

Nobody reads the code of conduct

 

The school council twitter page doesn’t get used.

People said the songs in assembly needed updating.

 

We rewrote the code of conduct and made them way more pupil friendly.

We have included more regular posts to keep students informed about what we are up to.

New songs, suggested by school council, are to be learnt this year in assembly.

YEAR 11

There is no platform for students to share what they have done.

 

We have actively posted on the student voice page engaging the school and wider community in aspects of school life.

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What do we stand for as a school?

 

Conducted a whole school values project which has culminated in the creation of AGGS school values. These will be shared and taken for staff to feedback at the beginning of the new academic year.

School Council – You Say – We Did

School Councils Community

You Say: We Did:
Year 7
The changing rooms really stink! We need a water fountain in Breeze Hill
We raised money to ensure that the air fresheners could be refilled in the drama changing rooms and the PE changing rooms.Helped create a pitch to the PTA to fund the remaining money needed for a water fountain in Breeze Hill.
Year 8
That patch of mud/grass near the green building looks horrible.
We have continued to develop plans and are starting to put things in place to fully develop a sustainable garden in this area. A gardening club has been started run by those who have spearheaded this project this year.
WATCH THIS SPACE for changes…
Year 9
We need a water fountain in Breeze Hill The outside space by the library and the Lodge looks horrible
We raised money via a sweet stall and have gained funds from the PTA to install a water fountain in September. We have worked with the PTA and have launched a competition to design a mosaic and redevelop this whole area. Plans are in place and the competition winner will be announced shortly.
Year 10
I’m stressed out about my exams what do I do? We don’t understand the expectations for learning.
We have made a revision guide with tips and ways to help you get through GCSEs. This will be given to all students in yr 10 & yr 11 in September. We rewrote the expectations for learning and made them way more pupil friendly.
Year 11
There is no platform for students to share what they have done.
Created the pupil led “Speak it” page.