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.
How and why Welbourne Primary School in Haringey involved the school council in appointing their headteacher.
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.
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.