Pupils at St Augustine's have lots of opportunities to share their ideas and talk about the things which are happening in school.
Mrs Bibi, our Learning Mentor, runs the School Council. Each class votes for a representative to attend the meetings which are held fortnightly. They are currently thinking about how pupils can increase their attendance in school and the reasons why they are absent. They are carrying out some very thoughtful, interesting and useful research. They will also be reviewing the activities on offer in the playground at morning and lunchtime playtimes.
Meet this year's school councillors!
Our school is split into four teams - Lister, Shaw, Cockcroft and Mahmood. At the start of every year, Y6 prepare speeches to persuade us to vote for them as Team Captains. They are the pupils who represent us and are our role models. We are really proud of them - especially when they are voted for by our pupils. Here are this year's Team Captains ...
Our pupils also contribute to our worship through the Collective Worship committee. They are looking at different ways to include pupils in our acts of worship and are creating some fantastic reflection areas within classrooms. Watch this space for the photos of their prayer jars! For now, here are this year's committee members
To find out what the children at St Augustine's think about school and some of the lessons that they do, Mrs Lee hosts Headteacher Tea Parties fortnightly. One child from each class is invited to take part and share in biscuits and juice.
The children then discuss the topic for that day. Some of the Tea Parties we have had this year include Reading, Topic lessons (especially about History and Geography), Behaviour and Maths. The children's feedback is always typed up and then shared with teachers at the staff meeting so we can look at ways of getting better all the time.