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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How and why Welbourne Primary School in Haringey involved the school council in appointing their headteacher.
The school council in Dobronin explain what they have done and how they work.
Every school in Poland has a school council so what can we learn from them and are they effective?
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 […]
Questions school council interview panels might ask and some advice and guidance on how to deal with them.
Happy friday everyone, For the last few months, we’ve been working on an exciting new student voice/school council tool called the Student Voice-o-Meter. We’ve worked closely with two very talented people, Robert Johnson doing the amazing illustration, and Derek Winton pulling all the database and code stuff together. We’re extremely grateful for their help, ideas […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve tried out a couple of little ideas for increasing the student voice in my classroom recently, neither took any extra effort on my part, but I think both have increased the engagement of students in their own learning.
Another year, another amazing Student Voice Conference at Little Heath School in Reading. I thought I’d write a blog that reflected on what we saw and learnt last year. It’s split into two parts because I took LOADS of videos. So the ‘building blocks’ for success in Little Heath are still the same and still […]
Alison is employed as a Student Voice Assistant at Little Heath School in her gap year. This is her first post of a regular series about what it’s like to be a Student Voice Assistant and what is happening with Student Voice at Little Heath.
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.
This is brilliant, our first resource shared by a teacher and it’s an absolute corker! Chloe Doherty gave us this scheme of work she wrote for her year team last year. She wanted to get class councils off the ground as she recognised without them the school and year councils didn’t really mean much.
Hello all, If you’re a teacher, we’d love to get your views on the type of pupil voice support you need in your school. Click the link below, it should just take a couple of minutes: http://involver.org.uk/staffsurvey1 We’re in the process of creating one for young people, will blog when it’s up. Asher’s also been […]
How your school council help you prepare for an Ofsted inspection and completing your SEF.
Two opposing views on pupil voice (and a Government statement). Chris Keates, head of the NASUWT, is against certain extensions of pupil voice, and a progressive teacher gives his opinion on why it is essential.
It’s called Exploratree and it’s made by Futurelab: www.exploratree.org.uk I’ll be trying it out with school councils next time I’m running training. Came across it through Twitter: http://twitter.com/parslad If it seems useful it’s something we could suggest to people in our e-newsletter. Asher
Get it in your school diary NOW! February 2009 http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/sid09.aspx Melodie