The Russell School has a school council of elected representatives so that the views of the children can be incorporated into the ongoing development of the school. This ensures that they have a real 'voice' and they are able to express their views about how we shape the school for the future.
listen to the views of pupils in the school;
represent the school at meetings and functions within the school;
work to make positive changes to life at The Russell
Elections are held once a year, in September, by secret ballot and each class member has to vote for one boy and one girl to be their class representatives. Children wishing to stand for election prepare a short speech which they present to their class. Each representative is presented with a badge, which they get to keep at the end of the year. School council reps hold the position for a year.
Each term classes have circle time where they discuss the nominated topics. Yr 6 pupils act as vote takers for each class. Following circle time the School Council meets to discuss issues raised by each class and to decide on matters to be raised/put forward. Ms Poet, acts as facilitator whilst year 6 pupils take on the role of chair and minute taker.
The current school council members are:
Year 1: Sylvie, Max
Year 2: Lola, Joe
Year 3: Anjali, Max
Year 4: Sophie, Alex
Year 5: Lois, Toby
Year 6W: Jasmine, Joshua
Year 6E: Olivia, Toby