This tailor made programme focuses clearly on the citizenship agenda and pupil voice and can be developed around any theme the school or college want.  From healthy eating to fundraising, the environment to charity work the school council can be the body to move things forward and ensure that pupil voice is heard.  Creating a culture and ethos of togetherness an effective school council makes pupils feel they are making a difference not only to school life but in the wider community.  This in turn can provide schools and colleges with vital evidence when completing SEF's, Ofsted inspections and other documentation.

Course Details - up to 50 students  - delivered over 1 day

  • Role of the school council and representative
  • Team decision making and negotiation
  • Collating student opinion
  • Representation
  • Effective meetings
  • Marketing school council activities
  • Creating an action plan for the year - SMART

Objectives

  • Develop confidence and communication skills
  • Ensure students views and student voice is heard and represented on decision effecting them or the school or college
  • Develop skills of debate and enquiry through active participation
  • Create an action plan for the year and beyond

Outcomes

  • Motivated students through participation
  • Responsible attitudes developed of students
  • Provides sustainable links with local community
  • Active citizenship
  • Evidence for Ofsted and SEF's, Healthy Schools and many others