How we Work

Our School Council, The Oaky Voice, is a group of children who represent the voice of all. Each of us is linked with a member of the Senior Leadership Team and it is within these different roles that we have a link adult with which we work closely with.

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Top row (left to right): Mrs McIntosh, Assistant Head (Closing the Gap); Mrs Frank, Designated Senior Lead for Welfare & Safeguarding; Mr Cunningham, Headteacher; Mrs Reilly, Deputy Headteacher; Miss Jago, Assistant Head (English)

Bottom row (left to right): Miss Halliday, Closing the Gap Co-ordinator; Miss Ashraf, Assistant Head (maths); Miss Coates, Senior Assistant Head; Mrs Davie, Head of Early Years; Mrs Robionson; School Business Manager

School Council 2016-17

Responsibility within School Council Name Staff link
Head  Girl Emma L Mr Cunningham

 

Head Boy Joseph H Mr Cunningham

 

Deputy Head Girl Halle B Mrs Reilly & Miss Coates

 

Deputy Head Boy Joshua A-R Mrs Reilly & Miss Coates

 

Assistant Head Maths Libby H Miss Ashraf

 

Assistant Head English Francesca E Miss Jago

 

Assistant Head Learning Behaviours Mohammed A Mrs McIntosh
Assistant Head Attendance Abigail F Mrs Frank & Mrs Reilly

 

EYFS Head Rebekah K Mrs Davie

 

EYFS Head Alex McG Mrs Davie

 

Charity Link Caitlin B Ms Halliday

 

House Points KS1 Joe G & Mia P Mrs Horton

 

House Points KS2 Jack P & Anna McL Mr Davies & Mr Tonge
Environmental KS1 Kimberley B Mrs Horton

 

Environmental KS2 Katie B Mr Davies & Mr Tonge

 

 

Special Projects’ Team
Fletcher McI

Jack McC

Darcie S

Evie-Rose

Leo H

Alfie M

Kye R

Amelia H

Lia-Jean R

Millie W

Loren B

Ruby T

Kaitlyn

Caitlin RH

William G (Mrs Holt’s Class)

Kia G

Charlotte G

Madaline B

Sophia S

Freya D

Luisa H

Grace McE

Millie W

Niamh B

Ellie J

Evie W

The Oaky Voice

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The Oaky Voice is our School Council which represents the views of all our children. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and be an important part of the school community. The School Council responds to questions driven by the School Development Plan, this makes sure that children have an input into ideas for change in the school. They can propose and take forward ideas and projects on behalf of their peers, and be involved with Senior Leaders, in strategic planning and processes.

By having an Oaky School Council, children:

  • Enjoy and feel empowered by their education;
  • Feel that school responds to their needs and views;
  • Have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them;
  • Have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place;
  • Develop active life skills through participation and leadership;
  • Actively participate in the British value of democracy.

School Council works because of:

TEAMWORK – We all have specific roles which means we work as a team

COMMUNICATION – Between children and children, and adults and children, good communication allows for good listening which enables everyone to be heard.

DEDICATION – Every School Council member is committed to the role – to be the voice of all.

LEADERSHIP – Developing the skills of leadership, allowing anyone to make a difference within school.

CHILDREN’S VOICE – School Council represent the voice of all children

SUPPORT – School Council are available, visible (through their gold and red ties)  and open to offer support to children across the whole school. They are the gateway to Senior Leaders and adults in school.

Special Projects Team

Mr Cunningham, has a separate Project Team who he is responsible for. This team is called upon in times of a one off event or project within the school year, for example, he Special Projects Team sell poppies leading up to Remembrance Sunday.