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School Council Training


Training is a great way to kickstart the Smart School Councils model in your school. This page introduces the four different training options that we offer. Before you consider what might be most useful for you, it’s a good idea for you to read up on the Smart School Council model and how it works. DSC_0228

1. Attend a Masterclass

The Smart School Council Masterclass is a one day CPD course for staff who run their school council. 100% of the 400+previous participants would recommend this course to a colleague, and we have a number of Masterclasses coming up in the future.

The course costs £149 and you can check forthcoming Masterclass dates by clicking the link below. Helping you to understand the model is a crucial part of the model’s implementation, and coming along to this course will

Smart School Council Masterclass – CPD for teachers

Just wanted to thank you again for the fantastic training event yesterday – it was fun, practical and inspiring!  I have now organised a meeting with SLT for Monday to go through proposals for our Smart School Council and am excited about the possibilities and opportunities to make Student Voice work for us at Priory School.
The resources are brilliant and we will be using them with in the future.  I learnt so much – and as someone who has been teaching for almost 20 years (that sounds crazy!!!) and involved in Student Voice for quite a while I felt a bit lost but now have a clear idea of where I want to get to!” Helen Blachford, PSHE teacher, Priory School

2. Host a Masterclass

For schools that can’t make it to a Masterclass, you could host a Masterclass in your school. We’ll give your school two free places in return for hosting the course and providing lunch and refreshments. This also works well for groups of schools that are federated, in partnership or part of a multi-academy trust.

To find out more, click on the host a masterclass page and get in touch with us.

3. Run training yourself

Premium members of Smart School Councils can access a range of training sessions to train up key staff in the model, and also introduce the three elements to students. We have included detailed session plans for each of these in the Manual that make it easy for you to run the training yourself or with a colleague. This is the best way to skill up your staff and students to implement, run and track the model. Join up as a premium member below to access these:

Premium Membership

4. Training for students

If you’d like extra support to set up the Smart School Council model in your school, there’s various training support we can help you with. If you’ve got agreement to adopt the model, we can deliver an in-school twilight session to get key staff on board and show them how to support the model. We can also an in-school one day student session to train them up in the three elements of the model. If you’ve got agreement from your head teacher to adopt the model, and are interested in this, get in touch with us at [email protected]