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The School Council: 2018 - 19

Quarry Mount School council representatives have been chosen for this this academic year from years 1-6. Each candiate gave a short presentation to their class sharing the reasons they would make a good representative and then children voted for the boy and girl that they wanted to represent their class.
 

Now they have been elected the school councillors will attend meetings with Miss Meiklejohn, to discuss what changes and improvements the children would like to take place at Quarry Mount.

School councillors also help to organise charity events, decide the best way to spend our fundraising and even get involved in the process of interviewing staff!  
 

Our school councillors

Year 1 - Harrison and Dihan 
Year 2 - Oakley and Evie
Year 3 - Sidad  and Sarah
Year 4 - Hossain and Hadiel  
Year 5 - Aryan and Rodas
Year 6 - Cameron and Ellie 






Anti Bullying Week 2018 - November 2018


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As part of Anti Bullying Week 2018, the school council put together a survey to find out about how bullying affects children in our school.  We felt that whilst we were recognising this by whole school assemblies and lessons in PHSE, it was a good opportunity to give pupils a chance to share their experiences. We want all children at Quarry Mount to feel safe and supported. The school council explained to their peers during an assembly that the survey would be anonymous. During play times the representatives spoke with their peers to ascertain the following: 


- Had they experienced bullying?
- If so, how often?
- Where it happened? 
- How many times? 
- By an individual or a group?
- Did they tell someone (parent, teacher or friend)? 
- Did they have any ideas to help?

A total of 30 children were surveyed. Of those 30, 1/3 said that they had experienced bullying but they hadn't told an adult as they were too nervous. The School Council representatives were surprised by this, one Year 4 representative said, "That makes me sad, I didn't think anyone would say that it happened to them," as a result they discussed what they could do to help. 

The School Council decided that they would speak again at a whole school assembly to make themselves known and offer their support to anyone who was having a difficult time at school. They agreed to be buddies at play times and we discussed the importance of talking to teachers or parents about concerns in the future so that issues can be resolved. 

The School Council have said, "We are committed to making Quarry Mount a fun and safe place for everyone. We love our school and want everyone to be happy." 

If you are experiencing issues with bullying, you can report it to an adult at school, at any time of day, using Tootoot! You don't even have to give your name! For more information visit: https://tootoot.co.uk/