We’re always keen to help out with any issues you’re having with your school council, student voice or democracy more widely.
Often people email us questions and we thought the best way to help the most people is to publish these frequently asked questions (FAQ) and, more importantly our answers.
If you can’t see something that will help you, ask a question using the form below (we normally respond within a day).
School council FAQ
What is a school council?
- How do I get the school council communicating with the whole school?
- How do we decide which projects to tackle first?
- How do I know if my school council is successful?
- How do we stop our school council being a moaning shop?
Do such things as School Council points of reference exist?
We've just started our school council. What advice would you give?
- What can we do to make people listen to the pupil voice
- As a member of the school council do I have the right to tell other students what to do during school hours?
What things can school council do to help the school? Ideas will also be needed!?
- Why do we have school councils? Would it be the same if we never had councils in school?
- Should difficult children be allowed on the school council?
- Do you know of any template resouces which we can change/adapt as a council logo?
- In your manifesto, what types of things should you say you will do?
- Reasons why to be on a school council
- How do you get a school council involved in rewriting the code of conduct?
Student Voice FAQ
How do I get SEN voices heard in a mainstream school?
- How do I create a student voice policy?
- How do we ensure students' views are heard by the Governing Body?
- How do we get students involved in all decisions that affect them?
- Can you use curriculum subjects to improve student voice?
Have you any ideas that I can use for an assembly to assist me with increasing membership of committees?
- How can we run a school council without tutor groups?