A list of tips for anyone running a meeting. Something I came up with for the co-chairs of Haringey Youth Council.
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A template that gives your class representatives the confidence to feedback to their class and a structure for bringing in new ideas and opinions.
If you struggle to get people to come up with ideas for your school council, here’s an idea that will help. Celebrate your successes and people will come to you.
We’ve just finished a youth engagement good practice guide for social housing providers. Take a look!
A few ideas on ways you can liven up your school council meetings (or any other meetings) and ensure that everyone gets a say.
5 short sessions that can be run in tutor/form time to introduce the whole school to what the school council is, why they should stand and how they should vote.
A short, practical session to help students look at the pros and cons of different ways of collecting views from across the school.
A session from training I ran at the Albion High School in Salford on how to create a communication plan that will get more people involved with your school council.
A short toolkit covering many of the essentials anyone working with school/ student/ pupil councils will find useful. If your school council has got a bit stale this will challenge you to think about how it’s set up and help you find a better way.
A session I ran for the Golden Company on leadership and creating a code of conduct.
It’s four great little tools for decision-making and coming up with creative ideas:
* Firing out ideas
* Making quick decisions
* Mixing up ideas
* Playing with images
Template to make the cards for ‘Making it fun: getting to know your reps.’
At some point your school council will need to go and talk to adults. You might be proposing a project or event, asking them for help, or making a complaint. You need to do this in a professional way. This guide will help you prepare what you need to say.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. Albert Schweizer, French philosopher, physician and winner of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize (1875 – 1965) It doesn’t matter who you’re teaching, training or working with, this is true; so we’ve made it central to everything we’re trying to do with [...]