The Compass Council are nominated members from all Compass schools to provide a platform in decision making across the Trust. The Council have spent this year promoting the “11 before 11” across the primary schools and “16 before 16” through our secondary setting.
We had a great first meeting of the Compass Council last week, and received a warm welcome from the South Rise Compass Council members, who were hosting the meeting. The children shared the opportunities they had had to experience the 11 before 11 in their schools.
The Compass Council met last week, at the University of Greenwich, to further explore their idea of the ‘11 before 11’: the eleven experiences that they believe that all children attending a Compass School should have before they leave at 11 years. Children from our Willow Dene secondary school have added a further five experiences to become the ‘16 before 16’.
Representatives from our Compass Council presented their ‘11 before 11’ vision to our Board of Trustees yesterday. Children from across our seven schools, who had sought views from their respective school councils in order to agree their top 11 ideas, spoke confidently and passionately about what they believe all children within our schools, should experience…
When we were on our visit at the education centre, we encountered some of the Compass school councillors, teachers and staff. We discussed the matter of what we could do to improve the experience of a child who attends one of our partnership schools. We learnt about the history of Westminster Abbey. We also considered what we have called the ‘11 before 11’. Eleven things we should do before going into our next years of school experience.
The first Compass Partnership School Council meeting was held at Willow Dene School on Thursday 4th October. Two members from each school in the partnership attended this important meeting (apart from Wingfield School, who were, unfortunately, unable to attend).