Involver’s response to the National Curriculum consultation. We argue for stronger Citizenship with skills and active citizenship alongside knowledge.
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That Citizenship stays in the National Curriculum is very important, but it needs to see that active citizenship is far more than volunteering.
See how you can help create a series of interactive videos to promote whole school student voice through participatory budgeting.
Far too often, politicians and commentators are guilty of an over-reliance on their own experience of school. It’s the whole ‘I did XYZ assessment/exam, and IT DIDN’T DO ME ANY HARM’.
We’ve just finished a youth engagement good practice guide for social housing providers. Take a look!
Barming Primary School in Kent tell us about how their school council and class councils help everyone to get involved in school improvement.
A student voice case study from Woodhouse College showing how their students can influence the core work of the college in an effective way.
Wildern School in Southampton approaches student voice through UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools model. It’s a great example of how this approach can achieve whole-school improvements.
Here’ s Reddish Vale Technology College’s student voice case study, focusing on the ethos of the co-operative movement.
Here’s a few presentations from teachers telling us about their school councils.
A great school council/student voice case study from an inspiring primary school in the West Midlands.Their Friday Forums help every child in the school to get involved in improving the school.
One of involver’s favourite schools tells us how student voice works for them. They run an amazing student voice conference every year, which helps them to include a lot of people and get a lot done. Great stuff!
A great student voice case study where learners are placed at the heart of the curriculum. Student voice focuses around the design team who help to design all aspects of the school.
Here’s the first part of our findings from a brilliant research project that we worked on for the Children’s Commissioner. It’s all about best practice in student voice, and here’s a short ‘How to’ guide with as much advice as we could possibly fit onto two pages. Feel free to download and share. You can […]
The excellent Pathways Through Participation project has just published its final reports. They’re really worth a read for anyone looking to improve participation in schools. Whilst their focus was on adults – what gets them in to active citizenship, what keeps them involved – the lessons they’ve drawn from it hold true for young people too.
As the new school year starts you might be thinking about how to give student voice in your school the kick up the bum is desperately needs. Last year’s school council was a bit of a washout, wasn’t it? There was a lot of moaning, a fair bit of grumbling, that one idea that didn’t quite come off and then a whole load of prevarication.
If only the kids on the school council weren’t that negative, feckless bunch. It would all have been different if you’d had the school’s elite, the committed, quick-witted, leaders of the student body driving things forward.
So how do we get them involved?
Hello everyone, Welcome back to school. Hope you all had a fun summer! To give you a quick idea of what we’ve been up to….. In between lovely holidays to Loch Ness, Aberdeen, Rugby and France, we’ve been doing lots of work on the Smart School Council Community, a charity we’re setting up and supporting. […]
I was involved in a short debate on BBC WM’s breakfast show this Monday. I was put up against Nick Seaton from the Campaign for Real Education, who campaigns against progressive education. Have a listen and see what you think: As with any interview like this no one gets the time they want to put […]
How the hell did we get to a position where you can burn down someone’s home and potentially kill them BECAUSE you won’t get caught? Changing the punishment won’t change anything, giving everyone the chance to develop empathy and understanding will.