School Council Meeting 24.4.23

2:30 – small hall

Chair – Hamza

Playground buddies

It was agreed that councillors would draw up new rotas for the summer term and that they would remind the buddies of their role. Malek and Yibin to distribute blank buddy rotas and roles and responsibilities to all classes.

Bearwood Managers

4P councillors shared their class ideas on managers: Welcome, line, lost property, safety and litter managers were all discussed. School council agreed that these roles would be beneficial to the school. Leyan and Sumaya were nominated to develop job descriptions and job application forms.

Class council meetings

It was agreed by all councillors that class council meetings are very important and should be held regularly as these meetings give everyone a voice. It was also agreed that they all classes will have a summer buddy rota in place and will have discussed further ideas for Bearwood managers.

The meeting closed at 3:02 pm

Next School council meeting will be Thursday 4th May @ 1:30 pm in the Parents’ room. We look forward to hearing your ideas.


Agenda for class council meeting

Please meet before Thursday 9.3.23


  1. Organise a new buddy rota
  2. Discuss buddy roles and the 3 marble reward for each duty successfully carried out
  3. Brainstorm ‘Bearwood Managers’ to enhance the smooth running at school. Eg. lost property manager, litter pickers, line managers, stair managers, etc.

Thank you

Playground Buddies start January 23 – Please use class council time to organise

Playground Buddies

School council decided, today, that:

Everyone will be a buddy for a day, each week, for 5 weeks. 

Buddies will be on duty at breaktime and lunchtime on their duty day.

School councillors will organise and manage the Buddies, in their class, with the help of class teachers. 

School councillors will stand in for absent buddies. 

Mrs Hadley will provide a blank rota and cap, to all classes, by Monday 12th December. 

Everyone has to take their turn at being a buddy. 

 A buddy will: 

Wear a cap when on duty 

Play with others if they are lonely 

Be responsible and fair 

Help children who are hurt 

Put the equipment away 

Fetch and put away bell 

Reminding everyone to stand still when the bell goes 





Class council meetings for 21.11.22

Thank you for all your brilliant ideas. A wish list was drawn up and 2 members of school council were tasked with sharing the wish list with Miss Haywood.

Unfortunately, due to other commitments, the next school council meeting will be on the 2.12.22

In the mean time, please use your class council meeting times to design the ultimate school playground.

You could work in teams, pairs or individually to come up with the best playground plan for our school.

Please submit your fabulous designs to your school councillor before 2.12.22 so that we can share them at the next meeting.

We look forward to seeing your designs.

What we said …

Minutes from school council meeting, 4.11.22, classes discussed:

1. Listed below are your ideas to make Bearwood a better place. Please take a class vote to decide on your classes’ top 3 from this list.
2. Please brain storm playground activity ideas. When coming up with ideas think about the size and space of the playground.

At their class council meetings this week, this is what they said:

2C – 1. more after school clubs, more playground activities and a science club

2. arts and crafts, a climbing wall and keep fit stations

2D – 1. gardening club, swimming club and more after school clubs

2. art and colouring and a slide and swings – we discussed that these items may not be safe

3M – 1. They will discuss this next week.

2. a small climbing frame, swings and playground equipment.

3J – 1. play ground buddies, more school clubs and more playground equipment.

2. chalk, reading books, sports equipment and lego

4S – 1. Litter picking, lost property managers and a bully awareness campaign

2. climbing wall, grass with swings, a seesaw and monkey bars.

4P – 1. swimming club, play ground buddies activities and more after school clubs

2. hop scotch, board games, more basketball hoops and a reading area.

5HB – 1. swimming club, more residential visits and after school clubs

2. They will discuss number 2 for next week.

5DB – 1. swimming club, more activities in the playground and after school clubs

2. football area, chalk and rock climbing

6M – did not have a meeting

6D – 1. more residential trips, swimming club and more after school clubs

2. Origami, small ball games and a play area.

Thank you for sharing your ideas, if you have any queries please speak to your councillor.

School council decided:

1. that they would compile a wish list of after school clubs and playground activities, next week and share it with the SLT

2. that they would draw up an action plan of what they can and will do to share with their classes.

Class council agenda for 17.10.22


1. Listed below are your ideas to make Bearwood a better place. Please take a class vote to decide on your classes’ top 3 from this list.

Gardening lessons, more school clubs, more playground activities, more real greenery in the playground, playground buddies, litter campaign, line monitors, more bins, litter picking, kindness campaign, job centre for children, lost and found officer – to return all the lost clothes, a swimming club, more artificial grass, more residential visits, science club, chalk and art materials in the playground and fruit at playtimes.

2. Please brain storm playground activity ideas. When coming up with ideas think about the size and space of the playground.

We look forward to hearing your ideas.


We’re back!

It was lovely to meet with all the new school councillors, this afternoon.

School council decided that Hamzah would be the chair person, Melak would be the vice chair person and Hawa would be the secretary.

We cannot wait to hear your brilliant ideas and start working to make Bearwood an even better place for everyone.