School Council

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The School Council is an important forum for children. It enables them to voice their opinions and become actively involved in school decision making, such as school rewards and sanctions. Each year School Council is elected from Year 2 and all KS2 classes. There are currently 20 members, a girl and boy from each of the 10 classes. Council meets every 4 weeks. School Council members all wear badges so that children know who to talk to about their school. The School Council meetings are led and run by the elected Year 6 councillors.

Rudston School Councilors 2017-18

Year 2 – William Haynes, Vienna Gelling, Cerys Mason, Oliver Salmon

Year 3 – Sam Langton, Gracie Weights, Maisie Mercer-Edwards, Thomas Wylie

Year 4 – Luca Tsanos, Isabelle O’Brien, Ibaad Asif, Emily McCormack

Year 5 – Jasmine Lamb, Matthew Pascoe, Isabelle Raffle, Ajay Singh

Year 6 – Tom Gibson, Megan Davis, FinnRooney, Kiera Spitzer


Next Meeting

Monday 7th May

Latest News:

Rudston School Council Competition

The School Council are currently redesigning the junior library. We have decided to have a competition to find the best ideas for a theme for the new library.

 £10 book voucher will be awarded in assembly to the design that was chosen for the library theme.

A design has been drawn up by a company and will be reviewed next week by the library committee (Thursday lunchtime).


For progress on the library project and ideas look at our library padlet:

Library project

You can even add some of your own ideas here:

Library ideas

Lunchtime committee (school lunch volunteers)

A meeting will take place next Tuesday (24th April) in the meeting room – They must have an early lunch (12:15) and then wait on the junior playground until collected.

Other items:

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the library fund by bringing in sponsor money.

Each class needs a school council suggestion box – any ideas for your class?

School council will be having a KS2 assembly in a couple of weeks.

Listen out for future school council news in the Rudston Radio broadcasts.

Rudston Library Project

As one of the first iniatives undertaken by the school council the library project is now underway. From the last meeting children have been asked about ideas for improving the Junior library.

Following a meeting with Liverpool Learning Partnership the School Council have set up a padlet with initial ideas on how to organise and fund the improvements. Click below to keep up to date with the latest news –

Rudston Library Project Organisation and Funding

You can also add your own ideas using the link below –

Rudston Library Project Ideas

Foodbank Collections

Next collection will take place before Easter. All donations should be handed in on the week before Friday 23rd March. Please take your donations to class where the councillors will collect them. Thank you once again for your generousity in supporting this worthwhile charity.

Pupil playground mentors and Young Leaders

The school council took suggestions about improving playtimes and one of the ideas they came up with was pupils who could help resolve friendship issues. As a result a group of Year 6 pupils have been selected, following an interview process, and are currently being trained to help on the playground. The children expressed a wish to also continue with Young Leaders at lunchtime. These children will set up and help run playground games and activities. These will be selected and trained in January 2018.


School Council Meeting Cycle

The School council have agreed to a meeting cycle which will allow all pupils in school to have their say on what happens in meetings. Remember it is your school council, so have your say.

Main School Council Meeting Cycle

  • School council will meet every 4 weeks to review progress and set any new agenda items.
  • Minutes must be sent to classes for discussion and be available on the school website the next week.
  • These will then be returned to the Year 6 councillors who will set the agenda items for the next meeting.
  • Agenda items are sent out to classes to allow all children the opportunity to discuss before next meeting.
  • The meetings will be organised and chaired by the year 6 councillors.

Next meeting Cycle:

Week beginning  09/04/18 – School council meeting


Week beginning  09/04/18 – Councillors feedback to class


Week beginning  16/04/18 – Y6 councillors collect feedback and set new agenda

Week beginning  23/04/18 – Councillors feedback new agenda to class and collect views for next meeting – (30/04/18)

Main School Council Meeting Cycle

School council minutes 170418

School council minutes 19/03/18

School council minutes 19/02/18


Library Sub Committee Meeting 20th November 2017

School council minutes 07/11/17



Monday 18th September – Newly elected School Council meets for first time:

The new school council has met for the first time and has been consulted on the things that they would like to address this year. They have also proposed that the council has sub-committees in order to include as many children as possible in decision making processes.

Click on the link to see their ideas:  School council proposal 17-18

Also make sure you have your say by posting on the school council padlet: Rudston School Council Padlet

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Another successful school council foodbank collection.

Thanks to all those who donated items, they were gratefully received by South Liverpool Food Bank.



Next food bank collection will the first week of July.


Term 2 meeting dates:

Monday 23rd January

Monday 13th February

Monday 27th February

Monday 27th March


Term 1 meeting dates:

Monday 26th September

Monday 17th October*

*(Please note: Now Wednesday 19th October)

Monday 14th November**

Monday 12th December

Congratulations to our new school councillors!

Rudston School Councilors 2016-17

Year 2

Scarlett Jevons

John-Paul Feerick

Annabella Dolan

Conor Moran

Year 3

Ava Jennings

Joe Gouldbourne

Phoebe Aspinal

Luke Moorcroft

Year 4

Lois Makepeace

Andrew Jones

Juliet Whelen-Oakley

Aaron Potter

Year 5

Sadie Hall

Harry Woodcock

Ella Morrey

Lucas Dooley

Year 6 – Lead Councillors

Hollie O’Brien

Nathan Haskayne

Elena Peake

Coen Douglas


School Council Meeting 19/10/16 –Minutes

Meeting Chair: Hollie O’Brien

Feedback from classes / Items discussed

  1. Helping the community:

Cake sale, shoebox appeal, continue with food banks, respecting our neighbours (noise levels), Random Acts of Kindness in the community, Litter awareness around school, charity fundraising.

Food Banks

The council decided that they would like to collect regularly for the food banks. A vote was taken and it was agreed to collect every half term in the first week back after holidays.

  1. Maths No Problem

Year 2 enjoyed working together and using textbooks to help.

Year 3 enjoy using equipment. It’s brilliant. Love to work in groups to support each other and share ideas.

Year 4 like using the workbooks and enjoy journaling to show their learning.

Fantastic Mr Fox vote: 21 children like the new approach, 2 do not

Year 5 like the way it teaches hard things in an easy to understand way, enjoy working in mixed ability groups and think it is fun.

Year 6 say that the activities help them to remember their learning and particularly enjoy working in guided groups.

  1. Fundraising for school ideas

Selling Easter eggs, coffee mornings, sponsored dance off, wellie walk, bake off, school play, bake sales, teacher/parent football match, sponsored sports week events, toy day, picnic mornings, school council magazine.


To be discussed in class for next meeting

What else can your school councillor do for you?

What could be done to make behaviour and safety around school even better?

Would you buy a school council or school magazine?

How many children in class have school dinner? What do you like about them? What could be better?


Please ensure you have your say by sharing your ideas with your school councillors before the next meeting, Monday 14th November.

School Council meeting Minutes 26/09/16

The school council had their first meeting on Monday 26th September.

The items put forward for class discussion were:

1.      The community beyond school (Food banks, being good neighbours, helping in the community)

2.      Maths No Problem – Do you enjoy the new approach to Maths? Does it help you to understand Maths better?

3.      Fundraising for school – suggestions for raising school funds

Please ensure you have your say by sharing your ideas with your school councillors before the next meeting, Monday 17th October.

Food Banks

Last Christmas the school council organised collection of items for the local food bank to be collected. The response was beyond our expectations, with 2 cars full of food being delivered to the local food bank.

Thank-you everyone and well done to the school council.