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A list of tips for anyone running a meeting. Something I came up with for the co-chairs of Haringey Youth Council.
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 process, lessons plans, worksheets and ideas for how to make your school council election successful, effective and inclusive.
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.
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.
If your school council meetings get stuck on specific issues here’s a way to ensure they cover a range of issues.
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.
Trying to create a short and simple but comprehensive policy for how school and class councils should work in a primary school.
This is a great little session to do at the beginning of the year when you’re trying to figure out what you want your school council (or student voice more broadly) to get involved with.
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.
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 free little pocket guide for school council reps, year council reps, and class reps, in fact anyone who represents others as part of student voice.
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.