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Welcome to the School Forum for 2019/20

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Our 2019 / 20 Action Plan

Welcome to our School Forum 2018/19.

Friday 26th April 2019 - Today some school forum members took part in the Children’s Parliament at County Hall in Taunton. They spoke about their recent project ‘Eating our way to a better planet’ and explained how they were collecting and recycling crisp packets in the school. They represented the school superbly and spoke confidently in such illustrious surroundings. It was a wonderful opportunity for the children and all their hard work paid off with a good presentation.

Click here for our our latest School Forum newsletter.

January 2019 - We received a certificate for our Christmas jumper day.

Friday 16th November 2018 - Today the whole school celebrated Children in Need by dressing up in something spotty or wearing their pyjamas. Spencer and Dakshita from the School Forum spoke to the whole school in assembly before heading around to collect donations. We raised an incredible £175! Thank you for supporting!

Monday 12th November 2018 - The whole school came together to pay our respects for a two minutes silence at 11am.

11th November 2018 - St James remembers.

Thursday 8th November 2018 - our school spent the day finding out about the British Red Cross and the amazing history of our school during the First World War, where the building was used as a hospital.

October 2018 - We are going to support Children in Need by holding a fundraising day and have created a poster to spread the word!

September 2018 - The new School Forum members have been chosen and have held their first meeting, discussing the roles and responsibilities that they have. At their next meeting they will look at events they would like to organise across the year and begin work on their first newsletter!

Friday 27th April 2018 - Today, members of the School Forum showed colleagues from St John's Church School in Clevedon around our school.

Friday 23rd March 2018 - click here for our latest newsletter!

Friday 16th March 2018 - On Friday 16th March, our Year 5 School Forum members went to the Somerset County Council Chambers at Shire Hall in Taunton to participate in the 20th Children’s Parliament. Grace, Keira, Tom and Maddie represented the school superbly as they delivered a five minute presentation about the work they have done in raising money for 'Project Peru'. Even though there were around 200 people watching they were calm and composed as they answered all the questions that came their way. A wonderful experience and opportunity for these children, who might well be our council leaders of the future! Well done!

Tuesday 20th February 2018 - On Tuesday the NSPCC visited the school to talk to the children about how 'speaking out keeps them safe'. The children really enjoyed this and participated with enthusiasm. Year 5 and 6 have further visits on Tuesday next week when they will be having a workshop in which they learn further key skills to enable them to keep safe. Members of the School Forum met with the NSPCC and we are also supporting them in March by going green for Buddy (the NSPCC mascot) for which we will wear green for a donation.

Friday 9th February 2018

The School Forum met to discuss their ideas for their entry into the Children's Parliament Competition in March. After half term the Year 5 team will rehearse their presentation before performing it to others.

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - Today the Year 4 and 5 members of the School Forum gave a tour and conducted an interview with the three candidates who were here for the new 'Safeguarding and Child Protection Co-ordinator'.

Friday 19th January 2018 - Our latest newsletter has been released!

January 2018 - The School Forum have been busy selling their 'fair trade' products on behalf of Project Peru, and have so far raised just under £100! Well done!

Friday 15th December 2017 - The children celebrated Christmas Jumper Day and in the process raised £94 for Save the Children. Well done and thank you to everyone who took part!

Monday 11th December 2017 - Don't forget that Friday is Christmas Jumper Day!

Friday 8th December 2017 - Next week the School Forum will be selling these wonderful 'fair trade' items to raise money for Project Peru!

1st December 2017 - The School Forum have started a fundraising project for a charity called Project Peru. Please read our newsletter all about it!

Thursday 30th November 2017 - The School Forum have been wanting to do something on a more 'global' scale and have decided to help the charity 'Project Peru' who run a refuge in Peru. After emailing them, the School Forum received a parcel containing 'fair trade' items to sell to raise money!

Coming soon!

Friday 17th November 2017 - The whole school celebrated Children in Need today by wearing their pyjamas, onesies or something spotty. A huge thank you to everyone who participated and to everyone who brought in a donation...we raised a wonderful £253!

Friday 10th November 2017 - Today the School Forum published their first newsletter!

Monday 6th November 2017 - Today, members of the School Forum met with Mr Smart, our Chair of Governors, and Mr Millard before touring the school site with a focus on Health & Safety. With clipboards in hand, no corner was left unexplored (with even the new classroom coming under their scrutiny) before they fed their findings back to Mr Eveleigh.

October 2017

The School Forum have held a number of meetings and have already begun to plan events and activities they would like the school to take part in. First up, is Children In Need on Friday 17th November followed by Christmas Jumper day on Friday 15th December in aid of the NSPCC. The children are currently designing posters, before heading around to each class after half term to spread the word!

September 2017

Huge congratulations to the following children who have been voted onto this years School Forum! Each child had to make a small presentation to their class, giving reasons why they would make good members, before a vote was held. They are all looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead!

Sorrel Class – Ryleigh & Ella

Rowan Class – Helena & Carla

Sycamore Class – Thomas & Maddison

Walnut Class – Grace & Keira

Yew Class – Kayleigh & Chloe

Willow Class – Sienna, Maddie & Nikola


Some of their jobs include:

  • Regular meetings every two weeks.
  • Leading fundraising ideas.
  • Talking to children across the school and informing classes of upcoming events.
  • Assisting with parents evenings.
  • Showing guests of the school around.
  • Meet with Mr Eveleigh, school leaders and Governors to discuss school improvements.
  • Take part in Children’s Parliament focusing on a targeted project.