Pupils are each born with wings...
...we just help them to fly...
At Manor Field Primary School, it is important that children help to take a lead in their education; engage with it through their own curiosities and take ownership as they embrace each new challenge and achievement.
Head Boy & Head Girl 2017 - 2018
Head Boy and Head Girl help to represent the school at events and when meeting visitors to the school. They are outstanding role-models for pupils at Manor Field.
They uphold our motto, ‘Respect, Believe, Achieve’ and help others to be guided by its statements, so that they too may flourish in their learning and growth at Manor Field. They take on and share pupils' ideas within the school so that their voice can be heard and represented alongside their team of fellow prefects.
Our prefects help support the running of our school with roles such as tour guides for visitors around the school; representing the school and upholding the Motto to model behaviour and attitudes towards others.
It’s essential that that children and young people develop a wide set of skills for learning and life. Skills that can support their academic achievement, and enable them to thrive. The Smart School Council model is a good way to support this development; it opens out involvement to all students in the school and provides a clear structure for skills development and participation.
Our School Council is based on the Smart School Council Model which involves all
pupils in the school, and helps them to develop key skills around oracy, confidence and leadership. It supports students to become active, democratic citizens.
The learning outcomes of our Smart School Council includes:
- - Helping our children to develop oracy confidence, self-esteem
- - Helping our children to develop their negotiation and compromise skills
- - Helping our children to develop political literacy and increase their democratic engagement.
- - Helping our children to become better leaders.
- Helping our children be better prepared for life and work after school.
Our Smart School Council has three clear elements:
Class meetings: Short, regular, structured and student-led meetings in every class across the school.
Action teams: Any student can set up an action team based on an idea or issue that they have.
Communication team: Brings the whole model together, facilitates wide involvement and tracks it.
Our Communication Team is made up of elected representatives from each year group from year 3 to year 6 and includes our head boy and head girl.
Year 5 and 6 school councillors (photo to follow).
Minutes of Meeting from 22.2.18
The Communication Team have just collected the results from the first Class Meeting. Every child had the opportunity to vote on the most effective way to keep the school tidy.
So far, the children have decided that posters, more bins and possibly a litter picking crew would help to maintain the presentation of the school. The Communication Team have also begun developing an idea to raise the profile of recycling in school by introducing a ‘Recycling day’. The children feel that more needs to be done to encourage recycling, such as learning about the impact of rubbish on the environment.
Mrs Cornish, Year 2 class teacher and PSHE Leader