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?||This academic year:
Refreshments from 9.30. The course starts promptly at 10.00 and finishes just as promptly at 3.00.
|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. No cardboard-like sandwiches (we promise!)|
|By whom?||By Asher and Greg, and our great volunteers.|
|What?||The day will include ideas and resources to:
|Extra stuff?||As well as a lovely lunch, you’ll also receive:
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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