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Our Lady of LourdesCatholic Primary School & Nursery

“Christ at the centre of our school where we live, love and learn together”


Welcome to the website of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Yardley Wood, Birmingham. If you are worried about a child please speak to a DSL in school or telephone 01213031888 - CASS. If you think a child is in immediate danger please phone 999. We are an Operation Encompass School

School Council

Meet our School Councillors for 2023 24. We are looking forward to supporting Mrs David in making our school the best it can be.

16.5.23: Today we met with Sara (School cook) and Mrs D to discuss extending the options for school trip lunches to offer a wider variety of choices and to reduce waste. We will now have to wait and see once Sara and Mrs D have crunched some numbers to see what would be an option for our school. We are excited to hear back after our presentation.

3.5.23: Today we met to finalise our top ten rules that we have chosen from all the feedback from each class. We will now give these to Mrs D to help her come up with the final class rules for our very exciting beautiful new Forest Classroom!

25.4.23: Today we met to write our report from the data we collected from the Walk, Scoot and Bike day. This report will be published in the school newsletter this week.

24.4.23: Today we welcomed all of our children into school and found out how they travelled to school. Did they scoot, walk or bike to school? We collected data and will now write a short report of our findings for our school newsletter. We hope to increase our pupils activity and to help us work towards healthier transport options in the future.

School Council Meeting 19.4.23 We met today to discuss a number of items on our agenda, including packed lunches for trips, rules for our new outdoor classroom and collecting data for the scoot, walk or bike to school day. We had a great discussion and shared lots of great ideas and suggestions for our new actions for this term.

Why do we have a school council? The School’s Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run; it is after all their school. We respect and value the thoughts and opinions of our children and whilst it may not always be possible or practical to do everything they suggest, the children do have some fantastic ideas and are able to accept why some ideas may not work well for the school community. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made within school. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.

2022-2023 School Council

Email response from council: ME - Post received today 6/4/22 - Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School Thank you for your email received on 8 April 2022. I am sorry to hear that the school is experiencing issues with the speed of vehicles travelling along Trittiford Road in the vicinity of the school. Unfortunately, it isn't as straightforward as just installing 20 mph signs on the stretch of road. There is an existing traffic regulation order for the road (the legal document required to make changes to the status of the road) that says the speed limit is 30mph, and this would need consulting on and advertising before it could be changed - assuming this was considered to be the most appropriate action to take. Our team, the Travel Demand Management Team, works with schools to help them to encourage safe and sustainable travel to school. It sounds as though the school already has pupils walking and cycling, which is good to hear, and we encourage all schools in the city to Birmingham to sign up to Modeshift Stars to help promote active travel. This is a national awards scheme that recognises schools that have shown excellence in supporting walking, cycling and other forms of sustainable transport. It appears that Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School signed up to the above scheme. However, due to the number of schools requesting engineering measures as part of their Modeshift STARS travel plan, we have a scoring matrix in place to make this a fair system for all the schools engaging - and the production of the travel plan will form part of this scoring. Regards Katherine Iroh Councillor for Billesley

Posting letter to Councillor Philip M Davis and Katherine Iroh , During the month of March 2022 the school councillors have been collecting support from our local community to petition for “Reducing the speed limit to 20mph on Trittiford Road. We have collected 240 signatures. We would like you on our behalf to take this to the local council house with our reasons stated below so that you can better understand our call to action.

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Meeting 4: 27/1/22 We came together to discuss when we can go out to collect names for our petition to reduce the speed limit to 20mph. Watch this space when we will be out and about getting support for all of our OLOL family.

Meeting 3: 23/11/22 We discussed which Road safety signs we preferred and fed back to Mrs David our choices...

Meeting 2: Pupils brought in their Road safety posters and questionnaires to help support the petition to reduce the speed limit to 20mph. We also received a letter from Mrs David asking for our opinion on our favourite safety signs to help improve how cars are parked outside of school.

Autumn 1 Meeting: We have had our first meeting to discuss what our role is within school and in our classes. We then discussed things that we would like to try and achieve this year. One of our discussions was about road safety and the councillors have been given their first task. Task 1: To create a 'Road Safety' poster and to design a questionnaire or petition that we could use to discuss opinions from children and parents.

School Councillors for 2021-22: We are proud to present our nominated School Councillors for this academic year. As school councillors we give all pupils in our school a voice through us that are on school council team.

School Council Pupil Action Plan 2020/2021

Meet our School Councillors...

Monday 9th November 2020: Two of our School Councillors handed Mrs David a letter today to ask for some information to go onto the Newsletter. We will be excitedly awaiting her response...

Monday 16th November 2020: We received a letter today from Mrs David, we were extremely happy as our request to ask for donations for our wet play time games has been accepted. So this will be put in our weekly newsletter! Great job School Councillors!

Our School Councillors have completed their target to provide wet play time equipment to all classes and it was a resounding success! smiley

They worked hard to organise the different games and then shared them out equally between each year group. 

I am so proud of them as they have worked so hard to try and get this ready for OLOL pupils but due to the pandemic we had to pause our plans.

It was great to see all of the children's faces when they saw what their school Councillors had brought for them. 

Target completed: Wet play time equipment for the whole school.

School Council 2019/2020

Meeting Mr Larsson from Sweden

Busy School Council Meeting...