At Kentmere Academy, we cherish the opportunities for our students to make a difference to the day to day running of school life. Pupil voice is a range of different areas where Kentmere Academy students can make a positive impact to different elements that make up the running of the school. The areas below explain how our students are able to get involved.
The Prefect Council were chosen by a panel of judges after giving a presentation to the Year 5/6 children. They meet Mrs Isberg once a week and discuss
the school, events they would like to raise money for and many other areas of school life.
The Sports Crew are a team of dedicated students who ensure that the sporting provision at Kentmere runs smoothly. Students have various duties such as organising activities, making sure the equipment is kept tidy and helping to keep people safe during sporting competitions. Our Sports Crew is very important to ensuring that the sporting activities at Kentmere Academy are kept to the highest of standards.
The Eco-council was established in May 2016 and consists of children from Year 2 to 6. We meet on a fortnightly basis and discuss a range of issues linked to Eco topics.
We have now achieved our Silver Award and are working towards achieving our Green Flag.
What have we done so far?
Fruit trees planted
Over 200 trees planted along the edge of the school field
Signs near all taps used by the children to encourage them to save water
Litter pickers purchased and rota set up
Paper recycle bins in every classroom and central area
Some vegetables grown in the Secret Garden
RSPB visited EYFS and KS1 and completed different activities (all linked to their topics)
United Utilities visited Year 3/4 to discuss saving water (linked to their topic)
To succeed we need:
• Every member of the school community to take part in a pledge as to how they will save water
• To develop our planting and growing more
• For children to understand the need to reduce, reuse, recycle to help protect animals around the world
• For our Eco work to be embedded in every class, not just the responsibility of Eco council, gardening club etc.
The Anti-bullying ambassadors are passionate about stopping bullying and actively work to stop it by supporting children at playtime and lunchtime. A Kentmere Academy Anti - Bullying Ambassador is someone who cares about others and keeps an eye out for their peers/classmates/friends/colleagues, are friendly and approachable and willing to listen to others problems and provide support to them and actively works to show people that bullying is uncool and promotes kindness.
At Kentmere, we are proud to have Digital Leaders who work hard at our school to promote E-Safety and supporting where appropriate across the school. Feeding back at regular meetings, the Digital Leaders report on other student’s views on Computing and suggest ideas for enhancing learning.