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14th February 2003 at 00:00
* One in three primary schools and two in three secondaries now have school councils. But only one in 10 operates with "real effectiveness"

* The three most common topics for discussion in secondary councils are facilities, meals and uniform. "Playground issues" top the list in primaries

* Many schools now involve pupils in staff appointments - from drawing up job descriptions to giving feedback on sample lessons and conducting their own interviews

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