Heavers Farm School Council

A blog by Heavers Farm's School Council

The School Council meet the governors.

On Tuesday 25th June 2013 the school council were given the opportunity to interview the school governors.

We met up before hand and thought about what we wanted to ask the governors. The children on the school council came up with some great questions.

Here are some pictures of us meeting with the school governors, the questions we asked and the answers from the governors.

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The school council meet the governors


1.  How many governors are there?


2.  What does a governor do at Heavers Farm School?

The governors told us that they do lots of different things, some work for the local authority, some are parents with children in the school, and some of our governors are community governors. A community governor lives in the local area.

3.  How does your job affect the school?

The governors told us that they meet once a term to talk about the wellbeing of the school. They also meet in smaller committees where they discuss specific issues such as finance.

4.  What have you done to change the school?

The governors talked about their involvement with the new building and that they helped to design the new school uniform. The governors look at the schools finances, curriculum development and staffing.

5.  What do you think you could improve about the school?

The governors said that they would like to come into to school and see everyone more often.

6.  What do you like about our school?

The governors really like our school. They said that they liked how happy and open our school is. The learning environment is very positive with big open spaces and all the children are engaged, enjoying their learning.

7.  What made you want to be a governor at Heavers Farm?

The governors had their own answers to this question.

Andrea Smith told us that she grew up in Croydon and wanted to do something to help in the community.

Miss Toney explained that she became a governor as she wanted to take an active role in her daughter’s school.

Hilary Smith told us that she has grown up and lived in Croydon her whole life and wanted to give something back to her community.

8.    What is your favourite thing about being a governor?

All the governors were happy to say that they really liked helping at Heavers Farm School. The governors have fun meeting all the children and feel that working to help the school is very rewarding.

9.  What has been your best achievement?

The governors said they were proud of contributing ideas for the new building. They also praised all the children at Heavers Farm School for how sensible they had been during the building work.

10. How does your job help you to be a good governor?

Andrea Smith told us that she works at the local authority and this helps her to understand what schools in Croydon need. She also see’s lots of other schools in her job and can compare the schools and bring new ideas to Heavers Farm.

Hilary Smith is retired now but through her work she knows a lot about child care policies and finds this very useful in being a governor.

Andy Rushton works for a charity and talks to other governors every day and this is very helpful for him as it means he can bring lots of new ideas to our school.

Nigel Collins works in PR (public relations is a job where people use advertising to communicate ideas). He found that his job has been very useful as a governor. He has helped to design our really nice and smart new school uniform. When you all come back to school after the summer holidays you will be wearing a new uniform and it’s really nice J

It was great to meet the governors and we would like to thank them for answering all our questions.


The school council

What would you have asked the governors?

Let us know and we can always ask them your question next time we meet them!









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Sun Smart assembly


The other week the school council took an assembly to tell all the children at Heavers Farm how to keep safe in the sun.



SLIP on a t-shirt

SLOP on some sun cream

SLAP on a hat

Wear sunglasses and keep in the shade!

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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A new School Council coordinator

I am very happy to announce that Miss Hawkins is now the new Heavers Farm School Council co-ordinator.

Thank you to all the School Councillors for having wonderful ideas and helping make our school even better.

Over to you Miss Hawkins.

Miss Dickins

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What is a School Council?

A School Council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils to improve our school.

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WMAG School Councillor?

  • Set a good example to others

  • Share your ideas

  • Look after each other

  • Follow the 5 star rules

  • Listening to others ideas and problems

  • Be kind and helpful

  • Communicating with others

  • Respect others ideas and views


School Council meeting 27th Sep 2012

We had our first School Council meeting of the year on Thursday.  The councillors had a discussion about WMAG School Councillor.  They had some brilliant ideas. Ideas will be posted on the blog Monday.

The councillors have a job to do this week.  They needed to ask their classes what they think makes our school good, and what will make it even better?

What does your class think? What could we do together to make the school even better?

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Our new School Council members are…

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Ayo in Diamond Class

Enuonyam in Peridot CLass

Ella in Emerald Class

Khiari in Jade Class

Melody in Amber Class

Donna in Topaz Class

Seven in Ruby Class

Alina in Pearl Class

Tafani in Opal Class

Caleb in Moonstone Class

Vanessa in Coral Class

Shanece in Sapphire Class

Maria in Aquamarine Class

Ibrahim in Amethyst Clas

The first School Council meeting will be taking place on

Thursday 27th September 2012 in the Music Room.

See you there.


Welcome back

School Council 2012-2013

The vote for the new School Councillors will be taking place today and tomorrow. 

Who will the new councillors be?

Who will you vote for and why?

Results will be posted on Friday afternoon.

Remember to keep checking the blog.


Buddy Booklet

School councillors involved in the Woodside Partnership have been discussing the idea of making a Buddy Booklet for new children joining our schools. 

What would you put into the booklet and why?

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