Far too often, politicians and commentators are guilty of an over-reliance on their own experience of school. It’s the whole ‘I did XYZ assessment/exam, and IT DIDN’T DO ME ANY HARM’.
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A student voice case study from Woodhouse College showing how their students can influence the core work of the college in an effective way.
Over to Corby in Northamptonshire for another great school in our amazing school council and student voice case studies!
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 [...]
It’s the beginning of the school term. Loads of school council elections are taking place across the country, but many of them aren’t organised as well as they could be. Often this is perfectly understandable; running the election is sometimes thrust upon an unsuspecting teacher, so here’s a complication of the resources we’ve got to [...]
Hello everyone, Welcome back to school. Hope you all had a fun summer! To give you a quick idea of what we’ve been up to….. In between lovely holidays to Loch Ness, Aberdeen, Rugby and France, we’ve been doing lots of work on the Smart School Council Community, a charity we’re setting up and supporting. [...]
This is part two of a blog on Little Heath’s Student Voice conference. You can read the first part here. This concentrated on the older students who were organising the conference, and the adults that supported them. This second part will look at the experience of some of the younger pupils who are more recently [...]
One of the main issues that many school councils face is that they don’t include enough students. This often leaves the rest of the school pretty uninterested in what the school council are doing. In trying to overcome this, here’s Asher giving a few ideas for you on how to think about the traditional school [...]
A guide for any student (or adult) who is having to do a speech. These tips will help you be more confident and get your point across better. Created by School Councils UK. Print or download (‘save’) this resource using the ‘More’ button. Top Tips for Public Speaking – School Councils School Councils UK Training [...]
This detailed template will help you ask all the questions you need to when planning a project.
Write the answers on to the sheet as use it as your guide throughout your project.
Use this .doc (Word) template to help create detailed minutes and agendas for your school council (or other) meetings.
It’s colour-coded to show you which bits to delete and where to add your own text.
This form will take you through all the basics of what you need to think about to plan an event.
Use it with the School Council Event Budget Form to plan a great event.
The most important job on any council is being a representative. This guide will help you understand what a good rep is and help you to become one.
A brief case study of how one school integrated their class councils with enterprise education.
A quick crib sheet for anyone looking to cross-over budgets between enterprise and pupil voice.
Did you know that young people are allowed to be Associate Governors in England and Wales?
Here’s why it’s a great idea and how to go about setting it up.
A brief summary of how an effective school council can help you meet each of the Every Child Matters outcomes.
Great for when you’re writing your SEF or creating your School Development Plan.
It’s a tough job being a chairperson.
This guide will help you to understand what it needs and help you to be a great one.
This form will help students who are planning an even to create a budget to see whether it will make or lose money.
Another copy of the form can be used to record what is actually spent and made, giving an overall profit.
A simple form to help you plan your project and then make sure it’s running smoothly.
Whether you’re planning an event, a campaign or a project, you need to plan! Break your plan into small steps which will keep you motivated and on track, and be SMART.