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.


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Run For Us - Friday 13th May

I am pleased to inform you that The Roche School will be holding its annual Cross Country event on Friday 13 th May 2016 in Wandsworth Park. The arrangement this year, however, will be a little different since I would like to try out a format which has worked well for me in previous years. What is a 6 hour Run for Us event? The event will start at 9am and will run until 3pm. The rules are simple: every class will have at least one member from their class (or a representative such as a parent) on the track at all times of the day. The children will be scheduled for 30-minute slots where they can run, walk or skip around the course aiming to complete as many laps as they possible. Classes will also have the chance to come and run as a whole class during the day. The main aim of this event, as in previous years, is for the children to raise as much money through sponsorship as possible. All the money raised will go towards our school charity, Doctors Without Borders UK or to Vulindlela Guardians - the chosen charity of St Mary’s Church in Putney. Sponsorship: A sponsorship form is on the rear of this letter. Once sponsorship money is collected please return it to your class teacher. Sports prefects will also be collecting for the charity on the day. There are two ways of getting sponsorship! The first is an amount per lap that your child completes, EG £1.00 per lap. Every child will have a run card attached to them during the day. Every time they come through the starting line, their run card will be stamped by an adult. This will be the evidence to show those who sponsor per lap as the children will not be able to collect the money from these sponsors until after the day. The second way is a set amount for the whole day/taking part, EG £30.00 total. Parents are more than welcome to come and join in and run a lap or two in support of the children. A copy of your child’s class run roster will be sent home so you know what time they will be running. On the day itself, the children may come to school in sporting kit. This could be the school sports kit but we will allow other team kits (Chelsea football kit/rugby tops/ weekend sport kit, karate kit etc... anything to do with sports). Please remember that they still need to be able to run the course so trainers are essential. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. Kind regards Mr Pete Clark Deputy Head of Sport

Finishing Times - 23rd March 2016

Please see Parents Page for details of finishing times.

Parent Survey - Please respond

In order to receive parent views on the school, we have produced an online survey. We would be grateful if as many parents as possible could complete it. Further details will come home with your child. The information will be analysed by the senior management team and will inform the school development plan. Thank you for your time on this. Kind regards Jonny Gilbert Deputy Head Teacher The Roche School