Diary Dates

Pupil Voice

Image of children in the playground.

At West Hill we have an active School Council who meets regularly to discuss issues raised by their classes. This could be a discussion about the challenges we have faced over the past few months and what positives have come out of this. They then shared this with the rest of the school in a Zoom meeting. The School Council also asked for new water fountains to be installed prior to the pandemic and raised the money to fund their installation.

We also ask pupils to complete a pupil questionnaire once a year in the spring or summer term so that they can feedback their experience of their school year and the Senior Leadership Team can reflect on their responses for future practice.

Before we introduced our ‘lovely lunchtimes’ feedback had been the following:

Rules – Everyone should have a shared understanding of Rules & Consequences (what would warrant a sanction?) with consistency among all teachers.

Play between girls and boys – They have a different approach to playtimes in Key Stage 2. Would like more choice of equipment or activities.

Feeling safe and trusted to tell adults – Would like more supervision of the quiet areas, closer supervision of 4 Square as children cheat when the adults move away.

Children like the nature area.

Purposeful use of equipment – Children are not sure how to play with some of the equipment.

House Captains

The school is divided into four different coloured ‘houses’, Red, Yellow, Blue and Green, and we elect house captains from year 6 to run a series of projects, events, fundraisers and competitions throughout the year. The teachers also have a house team which they belong to and support. Everyone works together to promote house events and to enjoy themselves at the same time!

Children earn house points for outstanding effort, attitudes, behaviour or achievement.

The winning house is announced each week in the celebration assembly.

Children are able to collect their house points and exchange them for prizes at different points in the year.

Each half term the house with the most points win a trophy and at the end of the school year the winning house wins an even bigger trophy!

The houses hold sporting competitions, fundraisers such as cake sales and also present their own assemblies to the school.

House Points

Current House Points Position

  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red

Children earn house points for outstanding effort, attitudes, behaviour or achievement.

The winning house is announced each week in the celebration assembly.

Children are able to collect their house points and exchange them for prizes at different points in the year.