As a school, we recognise the importance of all our pupils having a voice. Our school council is very active in representing the views of the pupil body and has led on several initiatives, such as Road Safety Week and interviewing staff.
Due to current restrictions in place and in order to follow government guidelines, we are unable to run the following pupil groups:
Forest School Ambassadors
We aim to start these groups up as soon as we are able to.
House teams are an integral part of our school organisation. Team captains and vice captains from Years 5 and 6 are elected by their peers and are the spine of our school council body. An additional representative is elected from each year group to ensure a broad range of pupil voice.
We have five house teams, Pride, Responsibility, Respect, Freedom and Tolerance.
House Captains - Pride
House Captains - Responsibility
House Captains - Respect
House Captains - Freedom
House Captains - Tolerance
Members of the Eco Team will play an active role in creating a more ecologically friendly school. They will look at ways of reducing energy consumption as well as helping to develop the outdoor areas in the school. They will also be responsible for monitoring the appearance of the inside of the school. Anyone up to Year 6 can apply to be in the Eco Team.
Key Stage 2 children take on the role as Play Buddies in the Key Stage 1 playground. Their role is to set up a variety of games and activities for Key Stage 1 children to encourage physical activity, team work and good sportsmanship as well as developing PE skills. They encourange as many children as possible to join in games. They also act as positive behaviour role models for younger children whilst they are working with them.
Young Interpreters are all children in our school who speak another language along with English. Their role is to help and support children who have joined the school to feel valued and a part of the school. They work one to one with children supporting them to develop their English skills and helping them establish friendships in the playground. They also help teachers to translate information for children and acting as a translator so children can communicate with adults.
Librarians and Bookshop Monitors are responsible for the smooth running of the school’s library and bookshop. As librarians, they support staff with maintaining a tidy and organised library in which children and staff can find books quickly and easily. They also monitor the use of the library at break and lunch times to ensure children using the library do so sensibly and quietly. As bookshop monitors, they ensure the school’s bookshop is organised and that the shelves are stacked. They are responsible for taking payments for books, recording the bookshop’s earnings and helping select new books.
The catering team support KS1 and lower KS2 children with their lunch in the hall. Their aim is to enhance the dining experience of others in the hall. They also support lunch and kitchen staff in the hall by completing tasks such as wiping tables, helping children open crisps/drinks, controlling the packed lunch area and taking children out of the KS2 hall. The catering team have also supported school events such as the Macmillan Coffee morning.
The Sports Crew report on sports fixtures that happen within and outside of the school. They are also actively seeking ways to increase the amount of activity each child at Beanfield is having at break and lunchtime.
Forest School Ambassadors
The Forest School Ambassadors will continue to develop the new forest school areas within the school. They care for the environment outside of the school and in the local community and be nature detectives around the school.