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.
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.
A list of tips for anyone running a meeting. Something I came up with for the co-chairs of Haringey Youth Council.
The school council in Dobronin explain what they have done and how they work.
Some tips from Brno on how to make your school council meetings effective.
A great school council meeting from Krnow in the Czech Republic with games, action and decision-making.
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.
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.
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.
If your school council meetings get stuck on specific issues here’s a way to ensure they cover a range of issues.
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?
St James uses UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools, fundamental school principles and a two tier school council structure to help everyone get involved in student voice.
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.
Many school councils get stuck just talking about the appearance of the school. Here’s a simple suggestion to ensure that rest of school life gets a look in.
Questions school council interview panels might ask and some advice and guidance on how to deal with them.