The new way to run your school council

Using simple tools and resources, your school council is easier to run, involves every pupil and evidences Ofsted requirements on British Values.

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Used in 360 schools, Smart School Council has three elements:  

  • Class Meetings that use our Class Meeting Tool to easily involve all in developing oracy, confidence and leadership skills. 
  • Action Teams that give opportunities for pupils to get involved in social action. 
  • Communication Team is a group of pupils that runs the Smart School Council for you! 

How does it work? 

Join as a member to get easy to use resources, tools and support which will involve every pupil. Or come along to one of our highly rated CPD days:

  • Preston: 22nd March 2019
  • London: 29th March 2019

94% of teachers recommend Smart School Councils 

Our 360 member schools across the UK enjoy these benefits:

Pupils develop oracy skills

By being involved in regular, structured and pupil-led meetings for all. 

Every pupil is involved

Normal school councils involve 7% of pupils. Smart School Councils easily involve 100%. 

Easy to adopt

Our step by step guide gives you everything you need adopt the model. 

Address Ofsted requirements

Directly address Ofsted requirements on British Values, Prevent and SMSC. 

Track involvement

Class Meeting Tool gives you a record of who's getting involved. 


You and your pupils get skilled up to run the model yourself. 

Making it easy to put British Values into action

"[E]nsure that all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council"

Department for Education (DfE)
Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools

Inspectors will consider "acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy ... they develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.”

School Inspection Handbook

The Government's Prevent Duty guidance recommends "building pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by: ... helping them to understand how they can influence and participate in decision-making."

Department for Education (DfE)
The Prevent Duty

What do teachers say? 

"This model has really transformed our school council and we are really starting to see how well it is working within our school and how helpful it is in giving all the children a voice and all the children the opportunity to implement change/move forward with their ideas"

Tracie Thompson
Hillview Primary, Gloucester

"The Smart School Council Model appealed to me because I liked the idea of developing the skills of all of our students and helping them to be empowered"

Jess Barnecutt
Oaklands Secondary School, London

"It has raised the whole profile of what democracy is -  It also links in very well to our British values agenda. The weekly class meetings have become a real focus of the week and children are genuinely excited to hear the results each week"

Mandy Jarvis
Dovelands Primary, Leicester

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