Rudston 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. Whole School Council meets once every half term with smaller committee meetings taking place throughout the year. 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 2019-20

Year 2

 Sofia McDonald

Daniel Kirk

Olivia Roach

Will McGain


Year 3

Isla Hewitt

Sylka Virdee

Daniel Houghton

Aasiyah Cowker


Year 4

 Rebeka Broome

Matthew McBride

Jack Ryan

Murphy Pavis 


 Year 5

 Ross Quilliam

Juliet Lynch

Elsie Gibson

Rowan Hardman


 Year 6

 Hannah Robinson

Matthew Loughlin

Isobel Robinson

Alfie Allport


School Parliament Representatives

 Lucy Warburton

Alex Loughlin

Ava Jennings

Wiliam Jones


Congratulations to our new school councillors!

Next Meeting

Thursday 14th November 2019

Proposed dates for School Council meetings 2019- 2020:

Thursday 3 rd October

Thursday 14 th November

Thursday 9 th January 2020

Thursday 27 th February

Thursday 23 rd April

Thursday 4 th June

(November to June dates may be subject to change)


Items discussed in our last meeting:

School-Council-Meeting-150119 minutes

School Council Meeting 20th November 2018

Click link to see what we discussed in our first meeting:



Latest News:

Town Hall Visit

A group of our councillors were recently invited to Liverpool Town Hall to meet the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Peter Brennan.

The children were given a tour of this amazing building as well as taking part in a question and answer session with the Lord Mayor in the council chambers. The children had some great questions and found out facts about the historic building as well as the role of the Lord Mayor.

We found out that some of his roles include: 

  • Representing the city at civic functions and engagements.
  • Promoting the city nationally and internationally.
  • Supporting local charities and community groups.
  • Attending religious events of all denominations.
  • Meeting delegates from twinned cities.
  • Chairing council meetings.

We have also been invited to take part in the School’s Parliament, which is a citywide delegation of school councillors that meet at the Town Hall, this is really exciting news and we are looking forward to this next year. A big thank you to Lord Mayor Peter Brennan and all the Town Hall staff for making our vistit so special.


Transition Project

We are teaming up with Gateacre School Council to answer questions about secondary transition. If you have any questions follow the link to the padlet and post your questions.

Foodbank – Thanks for all your donations over Christmas. Our foodbank collection was gratefully recieved by the Liverpool City Mission.


 Library project – The Junior Library ‘official’ re-opening will be on Wednesday 30th January. 

Lunchtime committee (school lunch volunteers) meeting will be Friday (18/01/19) in the meeting room – They must go straight to lunch (12:15) and then wait on the junior playground until collected.

 New dinner rota as suggested by the school council will take effect immediately.

Look out for our new school council suggestion boxes located around school. Make sure you have your say.



Please remember that it is your school council and we need ideas and suggestions to discuss in the next meeting. Write it down or tell your councillors, that’s what they are there for.




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)

Lunchtime comittee meet every other Tuesday to discuss issues and arrangements for school dinner times.

Next meeting Tuesday 5th June 2018

Other items:


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

Collections will now be ongoing.  All donations should be taken 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.

Current meeting Cycle:

Week beginning  30/09/19 – School council meeting

Week beginning  7/10/19 to 14/10/19 – Councillors feedback to class and Y6 councillors collect feedback and set new agenda

Week beginning  21/10/19 – Councillors feedback new agenda to class and collect views for next meeting

Week beginning  4/11/19 – Y6 councillors finalise agenda and organise meeting

Week beginning  11/11/19 – School council meeting


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

(Check your browser settings are compatible to use the padlet)





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.



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.