Competition is seen by some people in education, youth work and team building as a dirty word, but it definitely has its uses. With many groups and individuals it is a great motivating factor and can help you break down some people’s reluctance to join in. As long as you don’t dwell on the winners and losers and instead try to pull out the learning it can be very effective.
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.
Do you use your school council to support and challenge your school. What happens when students and Ofsted disagree?
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.
How and why Welbourne Primary School in Haringey involved the school council in appointing their headteacher.
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.