A huge thank you to all members of the Heatherlands Voice this year. They have been a wonderful group of Year 5 and 6 children to work with! An excellent first year of the board being set up, including a newsletter and a trip to the council office in Poole. We look forward to welcoming our new members in September!
Heatherlands Choice May 2018
This is a newsletter written for the pupils by the pupils of Heatherlands Voice.
We believe that the Pupil Voice at Heatherlands is unique as it provides a platform for children to help shape thinking and share what makes the school special by providing representation from key areas of school life that children are independently responsible for. The children will sit on the Pupil Voice steering Board. Pupil Voice has potential to provide children with the opportunity for self-evaluation and reflection whist building self-esteem and confidence. The Heatherlands Pupil Voice draws upon the school values and works to develop wider school links and strengthen community cohesion.
The Heatherlands Pupil Voice is a force for good which motivates and engages our children by articulating and demonstrating the broad and balanced curriculum available to them and by offering a platform for all children to have their voice heard to help support and sustain continuous school improvements.
This week the Board of Heatherlands Voice Representatives met for the first formal meeting of the academic year. On the agenda were several items, including our vision, hopes and aspirations for how the group can be a voice for children in the school, implementation of the new higher profile House Point System and preparing our new display board. The display board is in the KS2 corridor and explains our roles and how we hope to support our peers.
Mrs Francis took photos of us having a discussion with Miss Smith and Miss Brown, and Mr Churchill and Mr Malone also attended to congratulate us and outline their expectations of how we can help visitors to our school on upcoming open days.
Watch this space for more updates!
Role: Art Leader
House: St Andrew
Favourite subject: Art because you can let your mind run free.
Best achievement: I’ve earned two Blue Peter badges, one was the blue badge and the other was the green badge.
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: I would like to make sure that everybody in the school gets a voice so they have a chance to organise more events such as competitions. Hopefully, I can make the school an even happier place than it already is now.
Name: Josh F
Role: Pupil premium champion
House: St George
Favourite subject: I like maths because I like working things out.
Best Achievement: Being made senior sixer and getting my chief scout silver award at cubs.
What I want to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: I hope I will help others and be a good representative.
Role: House Captain
Favourite subject: My favourite subject is maths because I find it enjoyable and I like working things out.
Best achievement: My best achievement was taking the grammar school test.
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: As a Heatherlands Voice Representative I hope to make children in our school happy and make sure they are being respectful towards everyone else.
Role: Digital Leader
Favourite subject: My favourite subject is science because I like mixing things together to make different substances.
Best achievement: My best achievement is becoming part of the Heatherlands Voice.
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: I hope to achieve helping others improve with their behaviour, work and computing.
Role: House captain
Favourite subject: Maths is my favourite subject because I find it fun and enjoyable.
Best achievement: Getting into the Heatherlands Voice.
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: I hope to stop all bulling in this school and help people if they are having a bad time at school or at home.
Role: Greater Depth
Favourite subject: My favourite subject is maths preferably arithmetic because I enjoy sums, division and multiplication.
Best achievement: Governors Award
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: I hope to help people stay motivated during lessons and make them fun for everyone and give everyone something to enjoy and be challenged by each day.
Name: Joshua B
Class: Mary Rose
Role: House Captain
Favourite subject: History, because I like what has happened in the past and what has changed from then to now.
Best achievement: Becoming a senior sixer in Cubs.
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: Whilst being a Heatherlands Voice Representative, I would like to achieve the goal of being a good person in life and helping other people achieve their goals.
Role: PE/sports leader
Favourite subject: PE because I can always improve and I enjoy it very much, my favourite sport is Cricket/football.
Best achievement: Winning a football tournament for the school for the second time.
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: I hope to make a difference in the school and make it so everybody in learning in a fun way but still sensibly and properly. I also hope to make an active approach and be a good sportsman.
Favourite subject: My favourite subject is English because I love to write stories.
Best achievement: My best achievement is winning the English award at school.
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: I would like to make sure that everyone feels safe and happy whatever background they come from.
Role: Eco Councillor
Favourite subject: History because I like hearing stories from the past.
Best Achievement: Winning the gold environmental award for the school.
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: I want to make sure everyone has a nice time coming up through the school and learns how to take care of our school environment.
Role: My role is a forest ranger which is to help children when taking part in learning outdoors.
Favourite subject: My favourite subject is maths because its fun to learn and very educational also it can help you later on in life to get a job.
Best achievement: My best achievements are having the opportunity to be a forest ranger, and being selected as a Heatherlands Voice representative. Also, getting a trophy and a medal in dance.
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands voice representative: I hope to make this school a happy place and make people feel secure and safe.
Role: Anti-Bullying Champion
Favourite subject: My favourite subject is maths because I like calculating and solving questions without a calculator. It makes me feel like I have achieved something.
Best achievement: My best achievement was when I did a special maths test and got the highest score I the whole class and achieved twenty-three more marks than last time.
What I hope to achieve as a Heatherlands Voice Representative: As a Heatherlands Voice Representative I hope to make this school the best it can be.