School Council

IMG_4568 RThe Roche  School Council is a group of pupils elected by their peers to discuss opinions and ideas with the head teacher and senior management team at the school.  They may take forward projects on behalf of the pupils and contribute to the School Evaluation and Development Plan.

The School Council is attended by one representative from each class across all the year groups. Children are given a topic or area to discuss at the weekly meetings, relating to school life. The question is then taken back to each class and the class rep feeds back all contributions at the next meeting. Topics range from improvements to the playground, playground equipment, behaviour at playtimes, conflict resolution, issues around lunchtime, the running of late class, feedback regarding homework and enjoyment of lessons.

Recently at The Roche School a request was made by the children to paint the playground wall. A consultation was carried out to ask children about the types of pictures they would like to have painted on the wall and a local artist used these to create a coherent design which incorporated many of these ideas. The artwork has been enjoyed by all children across the school and has inspired imaginative play during break times.

The School Council has also requested that Late Class would be held in the playground, which has now been made possible throughout the week. The children enjoy having the opportunity to let off steam outside at the end of the day and play together with their friends.

The  Council continues to provide a forum where the views of all the children can be voiced and acted upon in a democratic way. This term we seek to further explore the issues raised by the children themselves, as well as by the staff.

This year, The School Council is led by Miss Mariam.

School Council Policy


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STEM Week – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at The Roche School

The week commencing 3rd October will be STEM Week at The Roche School, based around the theme of Water. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, so the week will involve many exciting experiments, challenges and construction activities. On  Monday 3rd October, STEM Week will be kicked off by a special whole school assembly centred on the theme of ‘Water’, led by a special guest…Science Man. Throughout the day every class will have a workshop looking at the importance of water, uses of water and water experiments. On Tuesday 4th October we will be holding a whole school ‘Times Tables Challenge’, where every child will compete (with differentiated tables) to gain as many points for their house as possible. Good luck! On Thursday 6th October, The STEM team at school will lead an interactive assembly and award prizes won during the weeks’ challenges.