People don’t represnet, they don’t act in the interests of their class. Don’t work together.
Not enough staff supportFeel lonely and on their own
Teachers and pupils being on different sides
Just geeks get involvedOnly a few people involved – just geeks
Presentation school councils in the uk
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 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.
How many? Greg grew up here.Ashergrew uphere. Our office
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
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
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