Pupil Voice

Welcome 

Welcome to the Pupil Voice section of our school website. This section of the website belongs to the pupils of Wheatley Hill Primary School and it is a place where they can make their voice heard and show how they take a lead role in the management of our school. The children are involved in school leadership and take part in making crucial school decisions. Children are involved in budget spending choices, teacher recruitment and their opinions are saught when any significant changes are to be made in school. This section of the website shows some of the pupils achievements and targets for the SMART council. You will also find the pupil blog where children share their thoughts and opinions in relation to recent events, changes and initiatives in school.

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SMART School Council

What is the Smart School Councils model?

The Smart School councils model involves all students in our school. It has three different elements: 

  • Class meetings: Short, regular, structured and pupil-led meetings in every class.

  • Action teams: Any student can set up an action team based on an idea or issue that they have. 

  • Communication Team: Brings the whole model together, facilitates wide involvement and tracks progress/impact. 

Current Action Groups

  • Attendance Team - Helping to improve school attendance.

  • Pupil Leadership Team  - A team involved in school leadership & Improvement including lesson observations & moderations.

  • Science Ambassadors - A team working alongside Durham University to improve and develop school Science.

  • Mini - Police & Junior Road Safety - A group supporting safety within school & the local community.

  • First Aid Team - A well trained group of children, who have learnt First Aid and help staff throughout school.

  • Eco - Team  - A team that supports regular litter picks, monitors energy use and looks after the local environment.

Attendance Team

A team within our SMART School Council is our Attendance Team. The Attendance Team is a group of children, staff and a lead governor, who meet to discuss school attendance. The group works together to identify opportunities to improve attendance and discuss rewards for excellent attenders.

Current Action Groups

Pupil Leadership Team

A team within our SMART School Council is our Attendance Team. The Attendance Team is a group of children, staff and a lead governor, who meet to discuss school attendance. The group works together to identify opportunities to improve attendance and discuss rewards for excellent attenders.

Current Action Groups

Science Ambassadors

A team within our SMART School Council is our Attendance Team. The Attendance Team is a group of children, staff and a lead governor, who meet to discuss school attendance. The group works together to identify opportunities to improve attendance and discuss rewards for excellent attenders.

Current Action Groups

Mini - Police

A team within our SMART School Council is our Attendance Team. The Attendance Team is a group of children, staff and a lead governor, who meet to discuss school attendance. The group works together to identify opportunities to improve attendance and discuss rewards for excellent attenders.

Current Action Groups

First Aid Team

A team within our SMART School Council is our Attendance Team. The Attendance Team is a group of children, staff and a lead governor, who meet to discuss school attendance. The group works together to identify opportunities to improve attendance and discuss rewards for excellent attenders.

Current Action Groups

Eco -  Team

A team within our SMART School Council is our Attendance Team. The Attendance Team is a group of children, staff and a lead governor, who meet to discuss school attendance. The group works together to identify opportunities to improve attendance and discuss rewards for excellent attenders.

Current Action Groups

Pupil Blog

Read our Pupil Blog to find out about some of the exciting things that we have been doing in school. You would be surprised how much we get up to at Wheatley Hill Primary.

January 17, 2018

Going to First Aid Club is a really good experience.  You get to learn about first hand experiences.  You also get to learn how to do CPR. It’s great fun!

You get lots of responsibility and jobs to do, like:

· Get the ice packs out of the freezer for playtime

· Help...

January 17, 2018

"As Science ambassadors, we help Mr Scarr with Science and help classes with Science.   We help to look after equipment. We enjoy setting up equipment for other people to use.

We were lucky enough to go to Durham University where we completed Science experiments su...

December 8, 2017

"We went to a workshop where we did some great activities. These included: a fire quiz with the firemen, electricity

workshop and how it can kill, road safety and how to

investigate an accident, how to be safe on the beach with the lifeguards and how to stay safe online...

November 10, 2017

"In Year 6, we had an educational visit to Raby Castle. We went into a beautiful garden with flowers and passionate butterflies.  Afterwards, we glared at the outside of the Castle and found some deer roaming across the playing field.  When we went inside, we wandered...

October 6, 2017

"When we got there it looked tiny but when we got inside it was very big!  We went into two groups and I went down the trench first and then we went to Poppy’s café for lunch.  After dinner, we looked around the grounds."

Lisa Pace

"We visited ‘The Heugh Battery Mus...

September 16, 2017

"Having  ‘A Play in a Day’ helped Y6 to learn by having fun and learning it very quickly.  Lisa, who taught us the script, helped every pupil the best she could.  She was the best teacher who can teach us that quickly! Lisa helped us make our voices louder, clearer and...

June 1, 2017

Aleisha - I liked when we played the games at the start and it helped build my confidence.

Millie- I did not like acting at first as I was nervous but "Play in a Day" made me feel more comfortable.

Tyler - It helped me have a better understanding of our Rainforest and In...

May 4, 2017

Warren - My best bit of Outdoor Education was when we were on the canoes, I had not been on one before. Skiing was fun too.

Jon Paul - Building the raft was really good and we worked well as a team. We built a small raft out of sticks the week before to practise.

Ethan -...

April 25, 2017

Skiing
"My favourite thing was going down the big slopes and going up in the chair lifts. I really enjoyed it! We played games in the hotel and we played in the games room. France was an amazing place and I would love to go back again" - Sam (Year 5)

"I liked the feel...

April 25, 2017


"We were learning about the Egyptians and we learnt about how they had traps in pyramids. If the queen and pharoah died they put them in a coffin and then they left them there. Our experiment was the find out more about the Egyptians and we had to make our costumes fo...

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Contact Details

 

Head Teacher - Mr Alan Scarr

Wheatley Hill Primary School, Wheatley Hill, Durham, DH63RQ

Tel - 01429 820594

E-mail: support@whprimary.com

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