Case study: RIchard Alibon primary school, Barking and dagenham, london

“It’s 100% child-led”


Richard Alibon Primary


Richard Alibon is a primary school in Barking and Dagenham, London. They started on the Smart School Council programme two years ago when Lorrie, their lead teacher, came along to our CPD course.

They have a very active Communication Team who understand their roles incredibly well. This has enabled Lorrie to take a step back in the running of the model.

They hold weekly class meetings across every class in the school, and pupils from the Communication Team set these up each time.

They have several impressive Action Teams that are encouraging participation across the whole school. Check them out in the video above.

“Our Smart School Council has made our school a better place and me a better person”

Clichy, Year 6 pupil, Richard Alibon Primary