Get properly trained on School Council matters

Sometime this summer or autumn, you need to make a sensible long-term investment in the future of your school, your children, not to mention your own career development. You need to get properly trained in school council matters, whether you come to the school council role anew or are an experienced hand, needing to update your training.

Does your school fully understand the vital role a school council plays? Take that first step today by calling 0845 456 9428 and express your interest in a genuine School Councils UK course. Become endorsed as an official School Councils trained co-ordinator. Take the time to talk with fellow teaching professionals under the leadership of a licensed School Councils trainer (most of whom are ex-teachers). Nothing improves practical knowledge like shared experience, the day-to-day practical ideas, hearing from other school council co-ordinators what issues they tackle in their school councils, what other schools did. Did they campaign publicly for improvements to their school environment? Are you due an OFTED inspection. Are loos an issue in your school too? How about hand hygiene? Are your attendances not as you would want? You might find that hand hygiene is the link.

Using the superb opportunity the School Council gives you, not only do you gift empowerment to the young people in your charge. Done effectively, …listening with respect to each other, there is also the advantage of being able to cite the feedback when compiling SEF's and other evaluations. School councils provide a wonderful channel in the other direction for much of the PSHE agenda among children themselves, a theme which School Councils will grow significantly in years to come.

We offer training for single schools or for your cluster! Please give me a call (or email me) so that I can send you all the relevant information. Remember that training is tailored to your specific needs. I'm sallypage@schoolcouncils.org. I look forward to receiving your call.

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PS: If pupil voice is your passion, why not ask me about our "Training for Trainers" course which would license you to train link teachers in schools with your own Local Authority area. What a wonderful opportunity for you! Imagine. You could recover your training fee and generate income for your school by training others!