The Riversdale Learning Council, also known as the Rights Representatives, is made up of various children from across the year groups and their aim is to represent the school community in the development of teaching and learning. The council also focuses on the rights and responsibilities of children, working to ensure that these are respected. This is linked to the school’s status as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.
The Learning Council is supported by Steven (Assistant Headteacher). It replaces the original school council in regards to its aims and objectives. Council members are selected by their class teachers and peers in a democratic vote at the start of the academic year. Meetings take place fortnightly with a range of children from Years 2 - 6.
To advise the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and teaching staff on:
As members of the learning council they will:
Below you can find a small selection of Learning Council meeting minutes to give you an insight into the kinds of things that the children have influenced both in school and in the global community. These will not be the most up to date, but have been published to give you a flavour of how meetings are run.