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Pupil Voice Groups

We value the thoughts and opinions of all our children at Millfield and therefore have such a wide range of Pupil Voice groups within our school. The children who represent their peers in these groups ensure that the views of the children have a clear forum and in this way they can help to shape the direction of the school. Most groups meet at least once a week.

 

The children for these groups are selected in a variety of ways; sometimes they are voted for by their peers, while other times they are selected by their teachers.

 

The Pupil Voice groups are listed below with the adults in school who are the contact point for them.

School Council

Teacher - Mrs Brown

Link Governor - Mrs Judd

Democracy is one of our British Values at Millfield and our school council are voted for by their peers to take on this important role. School Council represent the views of all children at Millfield and members are often asked to seek the views of the school community on behalf of the Senior Leadership Team when making important decisions that affect our school.

 

The School Council also assist Mrs Kennedy Weeks during Parent Consultation Evenings, help with school events such as the Summer Fair and plan and co-ordinate fundraising for worthy causes including Red Nose Day and The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. We are incredibly proud of how determined our School Council are to make Millfield the best it can possibly be for all our children.

Assembly Committee

Headteacher - Mrs Kennedy-Weeks

The Assembly Committee are vital in the organisation of assemblies. They help to plan topical themes and take lead roles and responsibilities within school assemblies. This means staff are well supported and assemblies run very smoothly.  

Reading Rockets

Teacher - Mrs Lewis

Link Governor - Mr Gardiner

From Donaldson to Dahl, Millfield’s Reading Rockets are bonkers about books! The Reading Rockets are a team of book-loving children from across the school with a mission to help spread the joy of reading to every child at Millfield.

 

We meet once a week to chat about our latest reads, keep the library tidy as well as sharing and planning ideas to create more reading opportunities in school. So far this year we have helped to organise reading events including: ‘Teachers Read Too’, ‘Reading Buddies’, ‘Reading Assembly’ and an ‘Extreme Readers’ competition. We also help to run the Scholastic Book Fair, raising lots of money which is spent on buying new books for our class book corners.

 

“Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”

Roald Dahl

 

Reading Rockets Recommended reads:

KS1

  • Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
  • Oliver and the Seawigs by Phillip Reeve
  • This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne

KS2

  • Varjak Paw by SF Said
  • The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
  • Baby Aliens Got My Teacher! by Pamela Butcher

Eco-Action 

Teacher - Mrs Cranko

Link Governor - Miss Tetley

The Eco Action team think about environmental issues both in the school and in the World. 

We try to take part in Awareness Days such as 'World Water Day', 'Tree Dressing Day' and the 'RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch'. We also enjoy looking round the school to ensure lights and taps are turned off and reminding teachers to turn their Whiteboards off when not in use. 

 

At least once a term we enjoy a litter pick round the school grounds. 

 

Planting, caring and harvesting potatoes provided by the 'Grow your own potatoes' scheme is always fun. We also enjoy looking after the planters in the pond area and have created a herb garden. Last year we grew tomatoes and we harvested enough for all the children to try them as a snack.

The school also take part in the 'Bag2School' scheme, we receive money for recycling old clothes which we can use to support our planting schemes.

International

Teacher - Mrs Wallace/Mrs Farrant

Link Governor - Mrs Hale

The International Team helps promote an international dimension to teaching and learning across the school. We are a group of 6 key stage 2 children who meet regularly to discuss how we can bring other cultures to pupils to give a rounder understanding of the world. We have helped to organise whole school activities such as International week, and worked with our local middle school to run French workshops. We also establish links with International partner schools and over recent years have communicated with schools in Nigeria, Thailand and France. Through Action Aid, we sponsor a child in Kenya and the International Team have enjoyed receiving letters and writing their own replies.

Sports Stars

Teacher - Mrs Wallis/Mr Rome

Link Governor - Mr Kelly

The Sports Stars support and run sports activities and events within the school such as inter house competitions. They deliver playground activities during lunch times and take responsibility for organising PE equipment. Alongside this, they collect and count the tokens used as part of our reward system within school.

Peer Mentors

Family Support Worker - Mrs Taylor

We are very proud of our Peer Mentors at Millfield. A group of 8 Yr 4 children undertake training to learn how to provide support for all our children at break times and lunch times. They take turns,  in teams, supported by the adults, to help children find someone to play with, support with ideas of what to play, help with minor disputes and ideas of games to play. They are kind, caring, responsible and good listeners and are an integral part of our Wellbeing support at Millfield.

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