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.
Posts Tagged New ideas
You can narrow down this category by clicking on these tags:
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.
Sugatra Mitra’s SOLE project is an exciting one for learning in all kinds of ways, here’s how you could use it for student voice.
See how you can help create a series of interactive videos to promote whole school student voice through participatory budgeting.
Some great posters on techniques used to incorrectly argue a point, and a visit from the Czech Santa Claus and his assistants.
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 huge list of student voice ideas and projects provided by teachers and headteachers at a course involver ran for ASCL in October 2012.
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.
A simple idea to overcome the issue of students not having the skills to run meetings themselves.
Every school in Poland has a school council so what can we learn from them and are they effective?
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.
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!
Student voice at Beachamp College includes student governors, a student ambassador, a student-led inspection, students appointing staff, student-led research and clubs and societies led by students. This case study explains why they do all of this.
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.