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School Council

At Riverbank, the School Council is focused on various tasks that will provide the best educational environment for all pupils and staff. As a Rights Respecting School, pupil voice and action is an important priority in the development of Riverbank School.


The main purpose of the School Council is to provide pupils with the opportunity to share their opinions and requests. It is also a safe place for them to make decisions regarding their education.


School Council discusses a wide range of topics, including improvements to the environment, bullying and new equipment. Safeguarding (e-safety) and Rights Respecting Schools are regular agenda items. School Council members also have the opportunity to interview potential employees- offering opinions on who they they felt best suited for the job. 


This year, due to COVID-19, the School Council has been run from a distance to ensure that no children or staff are crossing over 'bubbles'. 

Some of the topics that have been discussed are:

  • A pupil friendly Anti- bullying Policy - this was a top-secret mission! Delivered by post from a secret agent! (Policy is available for you to see at the bottom of the page).
  • Questionnaire to listen to our learners. Pupils of all ages and abilities were included in this and a variety of communication methods such as PECS and Makaton were used to enable a wider audience to participate.
  • A School Vision meeting with Cardiff Council to discuss what pupils feel is important to have at our new school when building commences.
  • Planning a Shout Out Day for all learners before the end of the summer term.



We hope that the communications between pupils and staff will improve all aspects of school life for everybody. 


Minutes of all meetings are shared with the Senior Leadership Team.