2019 - What have we done......?

Meetings & things we’ve done:

September 19th & 26th

  • We choose the premier league award winners every week for assembly
  • We added a school PE hoody to the uniform list – it’s eco-friendly too
  • We collected Aldi Stickers for PE kit
  • We helped to choose new classroom furniture

October 10th & 24th

  • We promoted the new school rules – Ready, Respect, Safe
  • We rewrote the school aims
  • Raised money from Jean for Genes Day
  • We coordinated the Harvest Food Bank donations

November 7th & 21st

  • We sold poppies for remembrance time
  • We coordinated the Bags 2 School collection
  • We organised some new trophies for school events – attendance, house points and sports day

December 9th

  • We changed the school slogan to……
  • We are leading antibullying work via the KiVA team

Things we want to do:

  • Mirrors in the bathrooms
  • A KiVA assembly
  • Look at the new curriculum – what can we do to shape it
  • £70 to spend from the Xmas Fayre…….
  • A UN Rights of the Child Assembly

New School Slogan

We have held a competition at school to update our old school slogan – we combined two of the entries to create one slogan; I am me. You are you. We matter. Be kind, with a thoughtful mind.

This shows that at Leighton we are individuals, all as important as the next person – and we should always try to think, and help those around us.

KiVA Antibullying Programme

We are a kiva school.

KiVa is a research-based antibullying program that has been developed in the University of Turku, Finland, with funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture. The effectiveness of KiVa has been shown in a large randomized controlled trial. In Finland, KiVa is a sought-after program: at best 90 % of all comprehensive schools in the country are registered KiVa schools implementing the program.

The Components of KiVa:

The KiVa program involves both universal and indicated actions to prevent bullying and to tackle cases of bullying coming to attention.

The universal actions are targeted at all students in a school. They refer to efforts made to influence the group norms and to build capacity in all children to behave in constructive ways, to take responsibility for not encouraging bullying, and to support the victims.

KiVa is not meant to be a one-year project, but a permanent part of the school’s antibullying work.

Our School Aims

We have rewritten our school aims, to better reflect what we are all about!

A message from our School Council – Our school is, and always aims to be……….

Amazing! Ambitious! Happy! Supportive! Healthy! Enthusiastic! Smiling! Kind! Hard Working! Fun! Respectful! Eco Friendly! Active! Friendly! Fair! Inspiring! Safe! Equal! Funny! Encouraging! Creative! Open! Caring! Grateful! Well Behaved! Inspirational! Sporty! Confident! Everyone Matters! A Community! Musical! Cool! Capable! Ethical! Informed! A Close Family!

Eco Uniform Update

We were visited by Vaughan from Constructiv Clothing this week, to be presented with a certificate outlining our uniform’s green credentials.  Our School Council and Eco Committee are now looking at the addition of PE sports hoodies – more to follow.

School Council Selects New Logo & Eco Friendly Uniform


Our school uniform has been updated to be more eco-friendly, although the transition to the updated version is open ended, so no need to replace anything until you are ready to.

Our sweatshirt (v neck), polo shirt and cardigan colour is still burgundy, although the badge has been updated (as above).  Grey trousers/skirts/pinafore’s, with grey or burgundy tights/socks.  Shoes remain black.  Our new summer dress colour will be amber/gold.

PE kit will be amber/gold polo shirt, with black shorts/skirt and socks.

Our uniform supplier is now Constructiv Clothing, at 20 Church Street, Welshpool, SY21 7LH, with all items available to try on for size in the local shop; Leighton book-bags are also available.

The range should be centre stage in the shop window over the Easter weekend.

Healthy Schools Award

We have achieved Healthy Schools Phase 4 status!20171123_145829

Congratulations to all at Leighton Primary school for achieving Phase 4 of the Powys Healthy Schools Award.

I’m writing to give some feedback from the morning which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

‘The highlight of our visit was the great understanding the Schools council and Eco council had in regards what it is to be a healthy school. Pupil participation came across very strong where the pupils we met felt happy and proud to be a part of the Leighton School community.

 A strength was the consistent approach from foundation phase to Yr 6 towards ensuring emotional health and wellbeing of the children was valued through programs such as KIVA, Value systems, Premier League Stars, Incredible Years, Golden time, Playtime rota, good behaviour awards in assembly, buddy step, feelings charts, Police Core Liaison program and more.  

 It was clear Physical activity was embedded in the daily life of the school with a range of after school clubs, sports ambassadors and active playtimes. Healthy eating was always encouraged with Healthy living assemblies, Fruit time in KS1 and rolling out to KS2.

 There is a strong Leighton community with an active FOLS (Friends of Leighton School) organising Macmillan Coffee mornings, sponsored dribble etc and it was great to see all the work achieved on ‘Love your school day ’with the incredible bug house!’