School improvement

All schools are constantly seeking to improve, whether it is their curriculum activities, daily routines or the school premises. Below are our improvement plans following discussions with the children and our parents.

Our parent forum meets twice a term to discuss how best to improve the school. Below are the minutes from our most recent meeting. Our next meeting will be held early in March 2018.

We also send home a questionnaire for parents each year, so that we can receive their feedback on how the school is performing. This year we had a response rate of over 70%. You can see the results of our Annual Parents’ Questionnaire 2017 here:

What is the School Council?

Our School Council is a group of democratically elected pupils who meet regularly to discuss relevant issues to the school and community. There are two children elected from each Year One and Two class who attend the meetings as ‘the voice’ for their class. These students are known as the Class Representatives. The meetings are run by Mrs Herring.

Writtle Infant School Council 2017-18: Sean, Jack, Ida, Meg, Elsie, Max, Flynn & Maisie

Class Representatives

Those students elected as Class Representatives are expected to share the ideas of their classes as well as share the information from the meetings: this might be to their classes or in assemblies.

Our achievements for 2016 – 2017

Our School Council had a lot of fun and worked extremely hard last year. Here are just a few things we got up to:

  • Helped review the anti-bullying, homework, transition and behaviour policies;
  • Met with Mrs Castell to review the new menus;
  • Went to the Parish Council office to talk about further community links;
  • Met the School Governors to talk about the role of the School Council and how we could share children’s thoughts about learning in the school;
  • Met to plan the improvements to the outside gardens;
  • Met with Mrs Herring to plan how we could be more healthy, including starting up a children’s blog on our website and helping to plan events such as the charity skip for the British Heart Foundation;
  • Planned several events including a fun run on Sports’ Day.

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