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At Stokes Wood the safeguarding, welfare, physical and emotional well-being of our children and their families are a priority. As such, any concerns which contradict this will be acted on immediately.

School Council


The school council have been leading on the renewal of this accreditation. We have been awarded the Green Flag for the 2nd time to recognise the work that Stokes Wood does to promote sustainability, a healthy life style, looking after and improving our environment. Congratulations to the whole school community.

In addition the school council have run 3 charity events: a tin collection for the homeless ( the school collected 499 tins), a charity café for the British Lung Foundation and Mad Hair Day for Doctor Barnardos Young Carers.

Well done.         

“Change Starts With Us!”

This was the theme for Anti-bullying Week…..don’t just stand there, do some-thing. Tell an adult.
The school council performed an informative as well as entertaining assembly which gave us the above
message, loud and clear. The children sang the Anti-bullying Week song with energy and very tunefully too!

Litter Pickers

A ‘happy’ group of litter pickers who have been clearing out our entrance area to make it litter free. We hope to have it cleared by Christmas with a once a week pick. Thank you and well done school council. 

ECO Road Show

Mr Sorby and Mr Brown took members of the school council to the Eco Roadshow at English Martyrs. They looked at several ideas to improve our environment and how to sustain the world we live in for future generations. They investigated strategies to improve the air we breathe, health eating and cooking as well as food growing. The leaders at the roadshow were very impressed with everything we are doing at Stokes Wood in the area of Sustainability. 

Community Award

Hi Daniel,

Thanks so much for sending over your evidence form for the Wellbeing, Respect and Community Action Badges. We’ve reviewed your evidence and we were overwhelmed with how much thought and effort you’ve put into these very focused anti-bullying activities, which cover so many areas and are making Stokes Wood Primary School a more inclusive place as well as a school that truly encourages student wellbeing and reaching out for support from peers and staff. It seems like all of the activities have had a great impact on the wellbeing of students in your school and we really like that the team have worked so hard in the community, as well as focusing on the key parts of an anti-bullying campaign such as building a strong policy. Thank you so much for making/ sharing that with us- we loved it!!

Congratulations, we are awarding you the Wellbeing, Community Action and Respect Badges! What a fantastic achievement and a true testament of your hard work as a team.

Please expect to receive the badges and a letter with further feedback in the post within two weeks. We hope that your team will feel that their hard work has been recognised with this exciting achievement. Please do send us any photos of any celebration or ceremony should you have one.

Looking forward to hearing about your work towards the next badge at your next catch-up call.

Best wishes,

The Diana Award Aftercare Team

Student Council - Review of the school council year 2018-19

Student Council Achievements

• The Student Council enjoyed supporting Mr Brown with the Good to be Green System. The pupils felt that they were excellent ambassadors in regards to the system (inside and outside the classroom) and this resulted in better choices being made by all pupils at Stokes Wood Primary School.
• The Student Council loved helping with the new Playground Buddies system. Helping initiate games in the playground and diffusing issues in the playground helped the pupils, who were part of the Student Council, improve their confidence and independence skills.
• The Student Council loved helping raise money for charity. Organising events such as the Sponsored Walk, Red Nose Day and the Charity Cafe helped strengthen the children’s responsibility muscle.
• The Student Council enjoyed helping Mr Brown with the 6Rs Assemblies. Seeing children’s faces as they received a certificate for being ‘Reflective’ in regards to their work was a pleasure to see.
• The Student Council enjoyed participating in the Diana Award Programme. Helping raising awareness of the issue of bullying through assemblies, homework competitions, new initiatives (e.g. the Worry Box) and helping Mr Brown with reviewing school policies really empowered the Student council. The children were then able to share all this hard work when the Student Council were invited to participate in a Case Study, which examined the impact and effectiveness of the Diana Anti-bullying Award.
• The Student Council embraced the opportunity to look after their school/local environment by being able to litter pick during break and lunch times. This helped set a good example to the rest of the pupils at Stokes Wood Primary School.

Student Council Priorities for Next Academic Year

• Now the Playground Buddies system is up and running pupils would like to able to lead a wider variety of games in the playground. The Student Council would also like more equipment in the playground to achieve this.
• The Student Council would like to explore ways of rewarding children who constantly do the right thing (Good Behaviour Trips).
• The Student Council would like to support children with their times tables. They would like to lead with promoting the Times Table Rock Stars programme.
• The Student Council would like different Year Groups to have the opportunity to complete activities with each other (e.g. shared reading Year 6 and Year 3).