Peer to Peer, Working with others.
Seascale School actively works alongside several small schools in the local area. Below is a copy of our development plan, which complements the school's own school improvement plan. We regularly meet as Head Teachers as well as organise coordinator meetings, governor meetings and Administrator meetings to share good practice across the group of small school.
A Shared Beach day with our Small Schools Cluster
School Council Event
The school councils from the cluster schools got together to talk about the roles and responsibilities of school councils members and the problems and possible solutions they have at the moment.
CSSC School Council Event
Please find below the basic job descriptions devised by the combined school councils from Seascale, Thornhill, Arlecdon, Moresby, Waberthwaite and St Begas.
The Chairperson is responsible for:
Making sure everyone at a school council meeting gets the opportunity to speak and have a say
Make sure the school council members are representing their class views, not just their own
Listen to the views of others
Make sure things are as fair as possible
Help to find solutions to problems brought to the school council
Running decisions made by the council by holding voting at a meeting.
To represent all of the children at official events
The Secretary is responsible for:
Preparing an agenda if relevant
Taking notes during the meeting recording comments and decisions made by the council
Writing up the minutes of school council meetings
Writing letters to various organisations as well as governors and parents
Publishing the minutes for the rest of the school to see (possibly on the website)
General Council Member
General council member is responsible for:
Going to regular meetings of the school council
Ensuring they have reported the views of other children they represent.
Respecting other school councillors and their views
Accurately reporting back to their class the information from the school council meeting
Helping make decisions by voting at the school council meetings
Helping to run any school council event such as fundraising, sports days
Making suggestions to solve problems raised at the school council meeting
We also spent time talking about issues our councils have at the moment.
Behaviour of younger children at playtime
Girls’ football time
Well trained staff at dinner time
Playtime football, too many children playing
Loud dinner hall that echoes and makes the dinner experience unpleasant
More or different after school clubs
Other things that went well
Choosing charities that the children wish to support
We have decided that school councils will keep in contact and ask the opinions of other councils if they have a particularly difficult problem or wish to share things that have gone well.