School Council Meeting Minutes: Tuesday 10th October
Aim: To explain how and why were are different but all equal
Outcome: To perform a poem about differences
Actions: To complete the equalities assembly PPT
To complete the A-Z of equality
Today we looked at a poem about how are are different… But we are all equal!
Look at our statements to show our differences.
School Council Meeting Minutes: Tuesday 3rd October
Aim: To create a note for teachers to explain the work we have been doing around equality
Outcome: To encourage class teachers to share the SC blog with their classes
Actions: To look at how the school council blog is used – pupil participation
Year 5 started an investigation in Key Stage 2 all about the religious diversity in our school.
We asked each class about the different religions in their classes.
Today with my Y5 and Y6 school councillors we interviewed some children who have different faiths and religious beliefs.
What is meant by gender equality?
Should boys and girls be allowed the same things?
Today we started to discuss how Hall Park shows equality… we came up with a great summary!
Equal isn’t giving everyone the same it is giving everyone what they need to thrive and feel part of our team.
We also looked at some vocabulary and tried to explain what the words meant:
Ø Identity is… who you are, what makes you you!
Ø Gender is… whether someone is a male or female.
Ø Race is… the colour of skin you have, it doesn’t make you different (though you might look different) different races make the world’s faces.
Ø Religion is… a belief in a faith or God that guides people in their everyday life.
Ø Disability is… something that challenges a person and the way they live but doesn’t prevent them from trying to achieve to their goals.
Ø Sexuality is… something that shouldn’t be judged. You love who you love and it doesn’t matter who that is.
School Council Meeting Minutes:
|Tuesday 26th September|
|Aim:||To discuss vocabulary relating to equality and consider some rules that reflect our behaviour in school|
|Outcome:||To create a set of rules and glossary|
|Actions:||To develop rules and glossary into a child friendly policy|
In this week’s meeting we discussed the term ‘equality’ and what that meant.
I was really impressed by the reflective thoughts of the school councillors. We plan to use our understanding to develop a child friendly charter/equality policy so all children in our school understand how Lytham Hall Park Primary School values and shows Equality in our school.
What is equality?
Hannah Y5 – ‘Being fair others’
Tom Y6 – ‘Treating others like you want to be treated’
Lillia Y5 – ‘When two or more things are the same’
Alfie Y4– ‘Even when people are different, we treat them the same as us’
When we talk about equality in school what do you think of?
Archie Y5– ‘Well our head teacher and deputy talk about equality a lot especially in our assemblies…teamwork, tolerance, respect and kindness’
Shashank Y6 – ‘We talk about compassion, self belief, hope and diversity in assemblies as our school values as well as in our lessons like PSHE and RE’
How is everyone treated as an equal at Hall Park?
Hannah Y5 – ‘Pupils are welcoming to new members of school so you don’t feel different when you arrive’
Lillia Y5 – ‘ Well we’re all taught the same things, everyone is involved, no one is left out because they can’t do it in the same way’
Archie Y5 – ‘We’re all taught at our own level, because we’re all good at different things’
What differences are there within our school community?
Rohan Y2 – ‘Some people have glasses’
Rohan Y2 – ‘Some people have different skin’
Elliot Y3 – ‘We’re all different colours really’
Finlay Y3 – ‘We have different religions’
Olivia Y3 – ‘We have different beliefs’
Leo Y4 – ‘We have different accents because we come from different places’
Evie Y6 – ‘We are different genders’
Tom Y6 – ‘We all have different opinions’
Isabelle Y5 – ‘We’re all different ages
Hannah Y5 – ‘We’ve all got different amounts of money and come from different backgrounds’
How do we celebrate them?
Archie Y5 – ‘We celebrate our achievements, work and behaviour in merit assemblies and with head teacher awards’
Lillia Y5 – ‘We learn about language and cultures when we do European Day of Languages’
Tom Y6 – ‘Sometimes we have special weeks like Eureka when children can celebrate their strengths’
All – ‘We all learn about different religions in our curriculum… Christianity, Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism’
Sienna Y3 – ‘We have visitors who tell us about religions and how people live and we’ve done activities like dance’
Shashank Y6 – ‘We’ve had religious visitors before to tell us about their religion and bring in artefacts’
How could we celebrate them more?
Evie Y6 – ‘Children could lead assemblies’
Isabelle Y5 – ‘Children could runs different stalls in the hall and people could visit each one’
Tom Y6 – We could mix together with different classes more to learn more about each other
Tom Y6 – ‘We could have a pen pal or some sort of link to other people or another school’
School Council Meeting Minutes:
|Thursday 21st September|
|Aim:||To discuss Lancashire’s Equality Mark for schools
To complete an initial questionnaire/audit of children’s understanding of ‘equality’
|Outcome:||To gain an understanding of children’s perspective on ‘equality’ within our school|
|Actions:||To create a child friendly Equality Policy/Charter for the website/blog|