We're a teacher-led charity helping young people to become active, democratic citizens

We believe that every pupil should build a broad range of key skills around oracy, confidence and leadership while they're at school.
Used by 360 schools across the world, the Smart School Council model is a new and innovative approach to participation.
The team

Greg Sanderson

Co-Founder. The guy that helps you get the model set up in your school

Sam Evans

Education Advisor, ex-Primary Teacher and boat-dweller 

Nuno Abreu

Helps to make everything work. Currently studying IT

Asher Jacobsberg

Co-Founder. Moved to Malawi.
We're jealous 

Our story

Asher and Greg started the charity to help more young people develop the skills to become active, democratic citizens. They thought school councils were great, but often only reach a small group of students.  If they teach useful skills, why shouldn't they include everyone? 

They developed the Smart School Council Model to give schools an simple, realistic and powerful way to engage all. 

Our trustees

  • James Teasdale, Head of Venture Development, Young Foundation
  • Diane May, retired Headteacher of a special school in Luton. 
  • Jack Gillum, student at Reading University and town councillor. 
  • Charis Prevett, History / Head of Student Voice at King's Lynn Academy
  • Jared Hamilton, Head of English at Haringey Sixth Form College, London
  • Olivia Sanchez, Latin Teacher at St. Paul's Way Trust School, London
  • Gerry Robinson, Co-Headteacher at Woodside High School, Haringey
  • Laura Campbell (Chair), Contracts Manager at Isledon
Charity Commission number: 1156110

Send us an email: 

hello@smartschoolcouncils.org.uk

Give us a call: 

020 3642 8992456

Our address: 

Smart School Councils, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Enterprise Building - Unit 12, London, N15 4RX