School    councils    in the UKAsher Jacobsberg and Greg Sanderson       Prague, Czech Republic      Tuesday 31 January 2012
Let’s keep this simple..  Why?  How many?  What?  Outputs?  Who is involved?  When?  Case study  Obstacles?  Your questions
Why do schools do it?                               Regulation = the law + inspectors                               Manage...
How many? Greg grew up here.Ashergrew uphere.  Our office
What do school councils          do?School improvement:   School environment and rules   Example: Wall displaysRelationshi...
Who is involved?                                                                                                          ...
Outputs of  good school councilsImproving learning: more challenging, flexible and funImproving quality of teachingImprovi...
Obstacles
Obstacle 1:
Obstacle 2:
Obstacle 3:
Obstacle 4:    REPRESENTATION
Obstacle 5:
Obstacle 6:      Teachers vs   pupils
Obstacle 7:
Obstacle 8:
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  1. 1. School councils in the UKAsher Jacobsberg and Greg Sanderson Prague, Czech Republic Tuesday 31 January 2012
  2. 2. Let’s keep this simple.. Why? How many? What? Outputs? Who is involved? When? Case study Obstacles? Your questions
  3. 3. Why do schools do it? Regulation = the law + inspectors Management = helping the school to run smoothly. Students Management Regulation tool as customers. Citizenship = building a better Personal society. Better developm citizenship ent Personal development = helping young people to grow. Leadership and team-building.
  4. 4. How many? Greg grew up here.Ashergrew uphere. Our office
  5. 5. What do school councils do?School improvement: School environment and rules Example: Wall displaysRelationships in the school: Behaviour policy Appointing teachersTeaching and learning: Lesson observationsEvents and Fundraising: Running events Raising money for charity Working with School Governors
  6. 6. Who is involved? Meet School council monthly Year council 1 Year council 2 Meet weekly or fortnightlyForm council 1 Form council 2 Form council 1 Form council 2 Meet 2/3 times a week
  7. 7. Outputs of good school councilsImproving learning: more challenging, flexible and funImproving quality of teachingImproving behaviour; reducing number of exclusions and incidentsImproving relationships for allReducing vandalismReducing rate of NEETSImproving Ofsted ratingImproving SATs/GCSE attainmentBetter school policiesWider range of extra-curricular activities
  8. 8. Obstacles
  9. 9. Obstacle 1:
  10. 10. Obstacle 2:
  11. 11. Obstacle 3:
  12. 12. Obstacle 4: REPRESENTATION
  13. 13. Obstacle 5:
  14. 14. Obstacle 6: Teachers vs pupils
  15. 15. Obstacle 7:
  16. 16. Obstacle 8:
  17. 17. www.involver.org.ukTwitter:@doingdemocracyFacebook:involver.org.uk

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