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St Richard's

Church of England First School

School Council

Welcome to our School Council.

A school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) -Respect for views of the child.

At St Richard’s First School, our school council is a group of children that represents the views of all our pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. They help to makes decisions about school life and organise projects that support learning and development, such as organising charity events, theme days or representing the school at outside events.

We value the opinions of our pupils and our school council gives pupils a forum to share these opinions with our school council teacher representative, Headteacher and other members of staff.



A new school council is elected each year and is made up of 2 representatives from each class from Year 1 to Year 5. All school council representatives are elected by their peers at the beginning of each academic year.

Mrs Burman- School Council (Teacher representative)

I am very proud to lead our School Council. We have amazing children in our school who have lots of great ideas on how we can work together to make a better school. . We want to make sure that all children’s voices are heard in our school.  We meet regularly to discuss ideas and events. I am very fortunate to work with a great group of children this year and I know we are going to achieve a lot for our school!

School council aims:

To meet regularly to discuss their views and be heard.

To organise whole school and class events

To organise charity days

To make sure our school is a happy and safe place for all of our children

To make sure children have a place to voice their concerns, opinions, and thoughts

To encourage all children in school to suggest ideas and improvements

To ensure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.


What have we been doing?

We have been working hard in making posters to promote reading at home five times a week for a treat at the end of each half term.


We have also been encouraging our class peers to make sure their parents and carers record in their home reading diary every time they read at home . (This is how we monitor the weekly reads)


We have taken part in KS1 and KS 2 assembly to introduce ourselves and explain our first project of promoting reading.


We have put 2 suggestions boxes in KS1 and KS2 areas.


In Spring 1 we will be setting up a ‘Reading Cafe’ (More details to follow soon.)


Unfortunately we have had to cancel our Reading Cafe date from the 25th January 2023 to Wednesday the 1st of February 2023. 

We have also had to change the venue from the hall to classrooms. Details will follow shortly. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

School Council 


Reading Cafe letter to Parents/Carers and PTA

Putting up our posters around school

Reading Posters