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 pupils to take a lead, and help to get more of them 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

The course will give you ideas, resources and introduce you to a clear model to make your school council smart. It helps you to set up structures to get more pupils involved and help them to take a lead. 100% of the 500+ participants on our previous courses said they’d recommend the course to a colleague. The course includes premium membership which gives you a year of support from experts and a full manual of resources.

  • Liverpool course: Tuesday 7th November 2017
  • London course: Friday 10th November 2017
  • Salford course: Friday 17th November 2017
  • Devon course: Friday 8th December 2017
  • London course: Friday 9th March 2018
  • London course: Friday 6th July 2018

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

If there’s not a course in your area, why not host one in your school for free? 

Cost? £249 (includes premium membership worth £149)
For? For staff from primary, secondary and special schools. There are 25 spaces available on each day.
Food? We’ll provide a good lunch plus tea and coffee on arrival.
Where? Liverpool course: Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Hall Lane, Liverpool L7 8TQ

London courses: Lift, 45 White Lion St, London N1 9PW (10 mins walk from King’s Cross)

Salford course: Dukesgate Academy, Salford, M38 9HF

Devon course: Ivybridge Community College, Harford Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0JA

By? 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
Extras? As part of the price, you’ll also get:

  • 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
Book? There’s three ways that you can book a place:

  1. Online at the top of this page. We’ll send you an invoice or you can pay online.
  2. Drop an email to [email protected]
  3. Give us a call on 020 3642 8992.


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.

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


Additional information


Liverpool: Tuesday 7th November 2017, London: Friday 10th November 2017, Salford: Friday 17th November 2017, Devon: Friday 8th December 2017, London: Friday 9th March 2018, London: Friday 6th July 2018