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 huge list of student voice ideas and projects provided by teachers and headteachers at a course involver ran for ASCL in October 2012.
A process, lessons plans, worksheets and ideas for how to make your school council election successful, effective and inclusive.
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!
On Friday 11 November, Tottenham-based, social enterprise, involver, will be taken over by pupils from Welbourne Primary School. Four pupils will be made Directors of involver for a day, running the organisation and deciding on its future strategy.
The new framework for school inspections released by Ofsted today removes all pressure on schools to involve their students in self-evaluation and improving their own community.
When schools are being blamed for not connecting young people with their communities a key tool that helped young people to see that their communities are what they make them, not something that happens to them, has been swept away.
I was involved in a short debate on BBC WM’s breakfast show this Monday. I was put up against Nick Seaton from the Campaign for Real Education, who campaigns against progressive education. Have a listen and see what you think: As with any interview like this no one gets the time they want to put [...]
Questions school council interview panels might ask and some advice and guidance on how to deal with them.
6 short videos to help school councils and other student voice groups through all the stages of planning, carrying out and evaluating a project.
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.
Hey all, Over on the join our team page, we’ve got details of an internship we’ve got available. Please give us a tweet, email or call if you’re interested! Or you could read the details below: Web Developer/Designer intern We’re looking for a web developer/designer intern to help us create a new community website for the [...]
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.
What’s your school council really about? How do you measure its success? Is it by what it changes or how well it represents all pupils’ views?
Lots of schools are beginning to think about training their school council, or student voice groups, for next academic year.
If you want to make your student voice READY, then get in touch! You can read more about our training here.
Solutions to a number of common school council problems including giving feedback, support from colleagues and meetings that have gone flat.