School council resources

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Here’s our bank of school council resources to help you to make your school council more effective, more active and more youth-led! For most of these resources, you’ll need to sign up to be a member of the community.

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There are over 150 resources so we’re working on a really easy way to navigate these school council resources at the moment. For now, it’s best to use the search box above, click one of the following links, or scroll through all of the resources at the bottom.

 

  1. Pupil interview panels

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    Having a pupil on an interview panel, or having a pupils’ interview panel alongside the adult one can be an invaluable resource because pupils give them a different perspective on the candidates. Some schools arrange school council interviews with candidates for staff positions. If you would like to learn more...
  2. School council elections – planning for success!

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    Download this pdf to see more tips on how to plan successful elections for your school council. It asks really important questions like does your school council really need to have an election? How should it be set up? And how long should the election take? These are all important...
  3. ACT Interview

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    Chris Waller is a Professional Officer at the Association for Citizenship Teaching. He was kind enough to answer some questions about ACT, Citizenship Education and the National Curriculum. On this page you can read the full interview. You can jump to particular questions using the links below: Citizenship Education A...
  4. School council reps’ tookit

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    This school council representatives toolkit will help anyone who’s interested in becoming a rep (representative) or is one already and wants some tips on how to make a good job of it. Most schools have reps as part of the way they run student voice, often class reps, year or...

 

We’d also love to hear from you if you’ve developed your own school council resources. Just drop us an email to hello@smartschoolcouncils.org.uk if you’d like to share any.

 

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