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IIP Host Day

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Preparing for our IIP hosting day…

Because of the outstanding practice which was witnessed during the IIP re-assessment award, West End Academy has now been chosen as a host school. This means we can showcase the excellent provision we offer to other schools through a hosting day. Part of this visit will require School Council to deliver a presentation so we have been incredibly busy starting to discuss and debate ideas which we feel we’d like to share…but we are keeping these to ourselves for now! More updates will soon follow…

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Investors in Pupils

Recently we proudly re-achieved the Investors in Pupils award. I am so proud of school council for taking an active part in this process and for all their hard work throughout the year! Their fantastic contribution to the school has been recognised by the Investors in Pupils assessor. Here are some quotes from the report…

‘An enlightening pupil presentation which was informative and helpful.’

‘The democratically elected School Council is an additional strength. Councillors take their role seriously and obviously feel that they are making a difference: ‘We are definitely listened to’. Councillors are able to put forward ideas or issues of concern and are fully aware of the attributes they need to carry out their role effectively. They know they have to explain their views and sometimes persuade others that an idea or suggestion is beneficial. They are also confident that they have had an impact, for example in developments at lunchtime.’

‘The tour of the school was impressively conducted by two confident and knowledgeable pupils keen to both help a visitor and also highlight specific features of West End’s work and approach to Investors in Pupils.’

Take a look at the new School Council display with the pupil’s presentation.

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Who helps us in school…

School council had great fun today interviewing our deputy head Mr Wood to find out what his role is in school. We found out that he monitors teaching and learning, as history and maths coordinator and he loves making lessons as engaging as possible.

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Sports Relief – Who will you be?

Join in the fun on Friday when we fundraise for Sports Relief. Lets have fun, raise money and help change lives all over the world. How can you join in? Well, that is easy! Simply dress up in sports attire or as a famous person and donate a £1. Also, you can take part in a coin art creation project if you donate 1p and 2p coins up to the value of £1. We look forward to seeing your outfits!

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Preparations are underway…

Last week, School Council held their first meeting to discuss the different ways they can share information during a presentation. They came up with lots of fantastic ideas! This week, they have been beginning to collect the components that they need.

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Investors in Pupils Reassessment

This week, School Council have been busy helping Miss Fidler to complete the reassessment report to send to Investors in Pupils to reapply for the award. The members will soon be preparing a presentation based upon the improvements in the dining hall to share with the assessor when they arrive. More news relating to this will follow shortly…
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Who helps us in school?

School Council members have recently interviewed our Head Teacher Mr Johnson to find out about his role as our designated safeuarding leader. Everyone is now more aware of his roles and responsibilites in this area.
If you would like to know more about safeguarding, please take a read of our child-friendly policy created by our School Council.
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Crazy hair 

Last week, School Council decided that they would like everyone to raise money for Children in Need and the NSPCC to support children to live safe, healthy lives. Everyone came in non-uniform for the day and wore crazy hair styles! There were lots of very impressive creations! Overall, the day was great success and School Council would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part!
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Awareness of Safeguarding

Recently, School Council have been improving the children’s awareness of safeguarding procedures as part of Yorkshire Safeguarding Week.
School Council members reviewed a child friendly safeguarding policy and carried out an assembly to raise awareness of different types of harm. Children in school have commented on how their understanding of safeguarding has developed as a result of the work School Council members have carried out.
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