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.

Register interest

Take a look at our programme brochure and click the link below to register interest in the programme (takes 30 seconds)
We'll set you up with a free trial to give our tools a go.

Our activities

We offer membership to schools to adopt the Smart School Council Model. Member schools can benefit from:

- A step by step Manual to get the model set up
- The Class Meeting Tool making it easy for every pupil to be involved
- CPD training and student training
- Support from the Smart School Councils team

Find out more at our blog
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

  • Lucy Macnab, Co-Founder, Ministry of Stories (Chair)
  • James Teasdale, Head of Venture Development, Young Foundation
  • Diane May, retired Headteacher of a special school in Luton. 
  • Jack Gillum, Project Manager at BAE Systems and Trustee of CYPAW
  • Jared Hamilton, Director of Learning, Teaching and Assessment at Haringey Sixth Form College
  • Olivia Sanchez, Latin Teacher at St. Paul's Way Trust School, London
  • Andrew Moffat, Network Lead, Greater London Authority
Charity Commission number: 1156110

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Give us a call: 

020 3642 8992456

Our address: 

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