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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!


We are so pleased that our Reading Cafe was a great success! A big thank you to everyone for your support, especially to our amazing PTA members and of course to our School council team who worked hard in helping to set up and clear away. 

All our children thoroughly  enjoyed themselves  and we look forward to holding the next event soon! 

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.)


Our Reading Café will now take place as part of our exciting World book Day celebrations.

The café will be held in the school hall from 2:45 - 3:15 during World Book Week. Please come and join us for squash, biscuits and books. School books will be available to share, but please feel free to bring a favourite from home for the event, which you will then take home with you. This will be an opportunity to spend some special quality time with your child and the pleasure of a good book. The School Council and our wonderful PTA will be on hand to greet you and facilitate your enjoyment. The café will be open to the following year groups on the following days:

Tuesday 28th February the reading café will be open to:

Year 1 and Year 5

Wednesday 1st March the Reading Café will be open to:

Year 2 and Year 3

Thursday 2nd March the Reading Café will be open to:

Reception and Year 4

The School Council ask that you please bring some biscuits to share and make reading even more yummy.

One of our fabulous PTA members have also had the brilliant idea to ask for books as donations rather than a monetary contribution towards the reading café and world book day, so please also bring a book along with you that you’d be happy to donate. These can be used books from home or charity shops that are in good condition or a new book if you prefer. School Council will then hold a book share whereby the donated books will be available for you to take home for free and add them to your home libraries and bedtime favourites.

Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you all. 

Reading Cafe letter to Parents/Carers and PTA

Putting up our posters around school

Reading Posters