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How do you involve the youngest children in your school? Sitting them in a meeting, no matter how well run, can be difficult. Here’s a way to get them involved and learning how to participate.
Trying to create a short and simple but comprehensive policy for how school and class councils should work in a primary school.
Two primary schools explain how they have been engaging their pupils more deeply with their own learning and encouraging creativity.
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 friend asked for help writing a student voice policy at her school. My answer was 5 quick suggestions on how to create one. They’re all here.
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.
Pupil interview panels make a huge statement about your school and have all kinds of benefits for staff and students. Rather than banning them as the NASUWT wants to, we suggest here how to do them well.
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.
A guide for any student (or adult) who is having to do a speech. These tips will help you be more confident and get your point across better. Created by School Councils UK. Print or download (‘save’) this resource using the ‘More’ button. Top Tips for Public Speaking – School Councils School Councils UK Training [...]
This detailed template will help you ask all the questions you need to when planning a project.
Write the answers on to the sheet as use it as your guide throughout your project.
Use this .doc (Word) template to help create detailed minutes and agendas for your school council (or other) meetings.
It’s colour-coded to show you which bits to delete and where to add your own text.
This form will take you through all the basics of what you need to think about to plan an event.
Use it with the School Council Event Budget Form to plan a great event.
The most important job on any council is being a representative. This guide will help you understand what a good rep is and help you to become one.
A brief case study of how one school integrated their class councils with enterprise education.
A quick crib sheet for anyone looking to cross-over budgets between enterprise and pupil voice.
Did you know that young people are allowed to be Associate Governors in England and Wales?
Here’s why it’s a great idea and how to go about setting it up.