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.
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.
A simple template to keep track of what was decided in a meeting. Just focussing on the essentials.
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.
Here’s the first part of our findings from a brilliant research project that we worked on for the Children’s Commissioner. It’s all about best practice in student voice, and here’s a short ‘How to’ guide with as much advice as we could possibly fit onto two pages. Feel free to download and share. You can [...]
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.
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.
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.