The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

School Council

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.

School Councillors:

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 - Isla and Jonny

Year 2 - Polly C and Taylor

Year 3 - Olivia J and Harry

Year 4 - Grace and Matthew

Year 5JP - Maisie and Charlie

Year 5S - Hollie and Isaac

Year 6 - Ella (secretary) and Archie B