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What is a 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) –every child who is capable of forming his or her own views has the right to be heard in matters affecting them.’






At Riverside Bridge School, our School Council is a group of pupils that represents the views of all our pupils from all pathways. It gives our pupils the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. They help to make decisions about school life and organise projects that support learning and development, such as organising charity events, theme days, representing the school at outside events or creating our house system.
We value the opinions of all our pupils and our School Council gives all of them a forum to share their opinions with our School Council Staff representative Mrs Barros, the Senior Leadership Team and all other members of staff.


 What is the purpose of the School Council?

  • To meet regularly to discuss all pupils’ views and be heard.
  • To ensure Healthy Lifestyles, Anti-Bullying and the Environment are at the core of the school values.
  • 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 the pupils.
  • To make sure all pupils 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.


Who are the School Council representatives?

A new school council is renewed each year in September and is made up of a minimum of 2 representatives per pathway from Year 1 to Year 11. All School Council representatives are elected by their peers at the beginning of each academic year. Each representative belongs to the School Council as well as at least one of its sub-committee – The Green Team, Bridge Buddies and/or the Healthy Living Ambassadors.




When do the School Council meet?

The dates of School Council Meetings for 2023-2024 are:
  • Wednesday 18th October 2023
  • Wednesday 13th December 2023
  • Friday 10th May 2024



What is discussed at these School Council Meetings?