Bringing on new school councillors can be difficult. Use this simple structure to create a welcome pack and plan for how to support them and get your school council off to a flying start.
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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.
Many school councils get stuck just talking about the appearance of the school. Here’s a simple suggestion to ensure that rest of school life gets a look in.
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.
Can your school council noticeboard actually help drive change? Here’s a simple idea for what you could do with that space that would actually make your school council more effective.
A short, practical session to help students look at the pros and cons of different ways of collecting views from across the school.
Solutions to a number of common school council problems including giving feedback, support from colleagues and meetings that have gone flat.
Great ideas for school council projects and ways in which student voice is being used in schools across the UK.
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.’
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 [...]