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Pupil Parliament

Meet your Members of Pupil Parliament (MPPs) for 2017-2018

Junior Road Safety Officers

Pupil Parliament will be resuming their Safer Parking campaign on Friday 9th February.  Look out for us in our High Viz jackets before school in the mornings.  Come and speak to us about any ideas or solutions you have to improve the problems with traffic around the two schools.  

MPP Rota for Safer Parking

Pupil Parliament Development Plan

MPPs have been working alongside Miss Bates, to write our own development plan for how we would like the Pupil Parliament to evolve over this school year.   This is an important document, similar to the school's own Self Evaluation Form.   All the ideas came from the MPPs ourselves and Miss Bates just had to type up the final version and help us with the wording of some of the actions and outcomes.  Please take some time to read the attached document.  If you have any queries, speak to your class MPP or find one of the MPPs on the playground and chat to them about it.   (Year 3 - Friday break time, Year 4,5 6 - Monday break time. 

Pupil Parliament Development Plan

Children In Need - 17th November 2017

This year the Pupil Parliament (helped by Miss Tartaglia) thought up a new strategy to increase the amount of money raised during this charity event - The Spot Hunt!  This activity involved the MPPs hiding coloured spots and Pudsies all over the Year Three field.   Children could pay £1 to find as many spots as possible and the person who found the most spots won a prize.  Finding a Pudsey meant an instant prize; there were five of these hidden in tricky locations.  

We raised a total of £650 for this worthy cause.  Thank you to everyone who donated money and took part in the fund-raising events.  

MPPs take a learning walk - 12.10.17

PE has been judged as an area of strength at Bedgrove Junior School.  Mrs Greco and the leadership team wanted some evidence from pupils that this is  indeed the case.  MPPs were asked to consider what they thought would make an effective PE lesson and then go and observe some PE taking place.  This what the MPPs thought would make a good PE lesson:

 

The Pupil Parliament think that PE is good at Bedgrove school when:

  • All children are listening carefully to instructions from Staff and other children (e.g. children who are more experienced and are showing what to do)
  • Green Zone behaviour is expected at all times. Just the same as in lesson inside with your own teacher.: listening, trying, engaging with the lesson, talking on task, co-operating, pushing themselves to improve,
  • Children are active throughout, not sitting listening for more than a couple of minutes.
  • Lessons are enjoyable for everybody. Children are happy and enthusiastic.
  • Instructions are given by staff in small chunks e.g. teach one skill at time, children go off and practice this one skill. Then come back and learn another.
  • Skills taught during that session are used in the mini-games
  • Staff are walking around, checking the skills and helping children who need help and support.
  • Staff are praising and encouraging children
  • Cihildren who can already do the skill should have it made more tricky e.g. pass over a longer a distance, pass between cones etc.
  • Staff choosing children to demonstrate skills and answer questions, choose children from a more mixed ability range, not just children who are good at PE.
  • Staff are keen and enthusiastic about the sport or the skill they are teaching.
  • Lots of fun and competitive games are included when we are learning skills.
  • A variety of fun warm up activities are used to get us in the mood.
  • Mini-games are played in small groups.
  • The games have a fun competitive element and all children are showing good sportsmanship and being respectful and encouraging.
  • There is plenty of equipment and it is well looked after.
  • Equipment is suitable for all abilities e.g. lower nets for netball, smaller goals in football
  • Hair is tied back, earrings are taped and out. Correct PE kit is worn including trainers.

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After the learning walk, the children were asked to feed back their findings to the PE team.  They did this in a very mature and professional style.  Mrs Tatlow and Mr N. were really impressed with everything that the MPPs had noticed (and very pleased and relieved that the MPPs were impressed with the teaching and learning taking place in PE lessons!) 

School Development Plan

Here at Bedgrove Junior School,  hearing what children have to say about our school is important to us.  So important in fact, that this year the Pupil Parliament are helping the Senior Leadership Team and the governors with aspects of the school development plan.  

During our recent meetings, MPPs have been giving their opinions about the 4 key areas of the school development plan (Leadership & Management, Teaching & Learning, Behaviour & Welfare and Outcomes for Pupils).  

We have had to discuss and consider the following questions:

  • What is unique about Bedgrove Junior School? 
  • What are the strengths of leadership?
  • What are the strengths of teaching and learning?
  • What are the strengths of behaviour?
  • How well do you achieve? How do you know?
  • What improvements could we make to the school? 

 

Mrs Greco was really impressed with the depth and understanding of the MPP's responses and is now looking at a way of incorporating their ideas into the main School Development Plan.  

 

 

 

 

 

Straight to Work MPPs! MacMillan Coffee Morning 29.09.17

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