School staff can sometimes see the school council as a threat or an annoyance. These simple ideas may help you overcome that resistance and win them over.
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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.
Involver’s response to the National Curriculum consultation. We argue for stronger Citizenship with skills and active citizenship alongside knowledge.
A process, lessons plans, worksheets and ideas for how to make your school council election successful, effective and inclusive.
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.
Barming Primary School in Kent tell us about how their school council and class councils help everyone to get involved in school improvement.
A student voice case study from Woodhouse College showing how their students can influence the core work of the college in an effective way.
Wildern School in Southampton approaches student voice through UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools model. It’s a great example of how this approach can achieve whole-school improvements.
Here’ s Reddish Vale Technology College’s student voice case study, focusing on the ethos of the co-operative movement.
Another great case study from Lark Rise Academy, who use POW WOW sessions to get everyone involved in school decision making. Inspiring!
Here’s a few presentations from teachers telling us about their school councils.
A summary of our recent trip to work with school council coordinators in Prague, Czech Republic.
Pupil voice in this small school is established through shared values and a culture of respect, leadership and responsibility for the whole school community.
A great school council/student voice case study from an inspiring primary school in the West Midlands.Their Friday Forums help every child in the school to get involved in improving the school.
One of involver’s favourite schools tells us how student voice works for them. They run an amazing student voice conference every year, which helps them to include a lot of people and get a lot done. Great stuff!
Westfield tells us about the importance of regular and inclusive class councils, driving the influential school council. As school council case studies go, it’s a good one!
A great student voice case study where learners are placed at the heart of the curriculum. Student voice focuses around the design team who help to design all aspects of the school.
An amazing case study on achieving whole-school and inclusive student voice in a primary school. It’s from the research project that we did for the did for the Children’s Commissioner.
Very often there’s just one member of staff in each school with responsibility for student voice and the school council (ideally it should be part of everyone’s role) so it can feel like you’re a bit unsupported. We’d like to set up some regular free events around London to get school council co-ordinators together to […]
A few ideas on ways you can liven up your school council meetings (or any other meetings) and ensure that everyone gets a say.