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Smart School Council Masterclass – CPD for teachers


This course will give you ideas, resources and tips to improve your school council. It will help you to set up structures to enable children to take a lead, make meetings run smoothly and assist the school council to get more children involved.



The Smart School Council Masterclass I attended was a revelation!  I met with a range of teachers all with some responsibility for school council/student voice, from a variety of settings and with a range of experience. The training we took part in was fast paced, fun, and above all had practical application for back at school” PSHE Teacher, Portsmouth

This course will give you ideas, resources and introduce you to a clear model to make your school council smart. It will help you to set up structures to help children to take a lead, make meetings run smoothly and help the school council to get more children involved. 100%  of the 500+ participants on our previous courses said they’d recommend the course to a colleague. It also includes Premium Membership to the Smart School Council Community. Read more about our amazing Masterclass week here, or a personal experience from a teacher on the course here, or watch Jared’s 25 second summary of the course:

When? London: Friday 30th June 2017

Refreshments from 9.30. The course starts promptly at 10.00 and finishes just as promptly at 3.00.

If you can’t make this date, why not host one in your school and get free places?

How much?
  • £249
For whom? For primary and secondary staff. There are 25 spaces available on each day.
Food? We’ll provide a good lunch plus tea and coffee on arrival.
By whom? By Asher and Greg, and our great volunteers.
What? The day will include ideas and resources to:

  • Implement our Smart School Council model
  • Involve all pupils in the school
  • Make school council more action-focused
  • Support your school council, but not lead it
  • Get more staff involved in supporting pupil voice in your school
  • Create a clear action plan for you when you get back to school
Extra stuff? As well as a lovely lunch, you’ll also receive:

  • Premium access to the Smart School Council Manual and all the web tools, support you need to introduce the model
  • Support for you and your school council after the course
What next?

For teachers who can’t get to one of these courses easily, you also have the opportunity to host a Masterclass in your school. Details here.

Our school council training is informal, fun and based on years of experience of working with school councils across the UK and Europe. Our knowledge is also drawn from our research into student voice for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and helping to run the UK Parliament’s Speaker’s School Council Awards.

Here are some of the nice things that staff who have attended our courses have said:

I enjoyed learning that I am not the only one with issues around running school council. I got lots of new ideas and contacts” Learning Mentor, Southwark

I enjoyed the format, there was a good balance of ideas for school council and for our own development. I loved sharing with others” Deputy Head, Haringey

Excellent practical ideas to take back to school, and a new enthusiasm for running a school council. And lunch of course!” Year 6 Teacher, Haringey

I feel much more confident in what I now need to do to run my school council effectively and how to start projects and gain ideas” Year 4 Teacher, Birmingham

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