School staff can sometimes see the school council as a threat or an annoyance. These simple ideas may help you overcome that resistance and win them over.
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Involver’s response to the National Curriculum consultation. We argue for stronger Citizenship with skills and active citizenship alongside knowledge.
That Citizenship stays in the National Curriculum is very important, but it needs to see that active citizenship is far more than volunteering.
A template that gives your class representatives the confidence to feedback to their class and a structure for bringing in new ideas and opinions.
A huge list of student voice ideas and projects provided by teachers and headteachers at a course involver ran for ASCL in October 2012.
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 a few presentations from teachers telling us about their school councils.
A summary of our recent trip to work with school council coordinators in Prague, Czech Republic.
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!
Student voice at Beachamp College includes student governors, a student ambassador, a student-led inspection, students appointing staff, student-led research and clubs and societies led by students. This case study explains why they do all of this.
Westfield tells us about the importance of regular and inclusive class councils, driving the influential school council. As school council case studies go, it’s a good one!
A simple template to keep track of what was decided in a meeting. Just focussing on the essentials.
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.
An amazing case study on achieving whole-school and inclusive student voice in a primary school. It’s from the research project that we did for the did for the Children’s Commissioner.
Very often there’s just one member of staff in each school with responsibility for student voice and the school council (ideally it should be part of everyone’s role) so it can feel like you’re a bit unsupported. We’d like to set up some regular free events around London to get school council co-ordinators together to […]
A few ideas on ways you can liven up your school council meetings (or any other meetings) and ensure that everyone gets a say.