Resources to inspire and promote student leadership
Empower your students and you’ll reap the benefits. Whether it’s as part of a school council or within the classroom itself, pupils with extra responsibility tend to engage more with the learning process, feel a greater sense of community and are generally better behaved.
So why not give it a go? Here are a few of our favourite student leadership picks.
For the classroom
Complete with strategies and resources, this non-subject specific student leadership scheme describes the theory behind and successes of creating and implementing a leadership project in the classroom.
For a quick win, why not assign an important role to every child in your class with this colourful set of badges? Alternatively, pupils can lead an end-of-lesson activity by choosing one of these plenary cards at random.
PE teachers might find these handy booklets useful, as they guide both tutors and pupils through the BTEC leadership in sport unit.
For school councils
If you don’t already have an established school council, then these top tips give you the lowdown on how to run one successfully and inclusively. In addition, this guide for school council coordinators contains hints on how to get started, run elections and create a constitution.
To help elected student representatives get to grips with their new role, this well-presented toolkit for school counsellors offers a useful introduction to some of the key skills they’ll need to engage and inspire the rest of the school.
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