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Giving young people the power to change the world

VotesforSchools provides weekly resources for teachers to prompt impartial discussion on a challenging current issue. Students vote and comment and we ensure that their voices are heard and have an impact.

Be Informed. Be Curious. Be Heard.

"Students like knowing their voice is being heard on a national level which previously would have been less impactful coming from just one school."

We keep young people up-to-date on what's going on in the world

Through weekly lessons in school, young people learn about everything from politics to climate change to ensure they have an informed opinion of the world, and are equipped with all they need to know when they leave school.

Our zero-prep resources ensure curriculum coverage for all of SMSC, British Values & Prevent, as well as meeting many other areas.

About us
"It makes you think how you really feel about the news because normally I don’t reflect on my thoughts without these topics every week making me think and reflect. "

We amplify the voices of young people

Every week, after learning about the issue at hand, young people use our unique voting platform to let us know how they feel about the topic. Tens of thousands of children vote every single week.

We take their voices to hundreds of organisations to make sure that their voices are part of the conversation.

The latest results
"Pupils feel that the topics covered are very relevant in today's society especially in the area we are in."

We help them change the world

Many of the issues that society is facing also affect young people. We believe that they should be heard, and that they should have the power to make the changes they want to see in the world.

World-Changing Impact

What do the voices of young people say?

We have worked with

1325

Schools

710273

Pupils

4239291

Votes

Get in touch

If you're a school and would like some samples of our lessons, contact us at info@votesforschools.com or phone 07388 131998.

If you'd like to partner with us please contact penny@votesforschools.com or phone 07799 595238.

If you would like to sponsor a school, commission our services or learn more about our work, please contact our CEO at kate@votesforschools.com.

The results from our last VoteTopic

Check back every week to see the latest results from our weekly VoteTopics.

View More VoteTopic Results
Results from VotesforSchools on our most recent topic on vaping

What teachers and voters say

"The VoteTopics are fun, engaging and really relevant to the young people we teach."

Head of Welfare

EPSOM College

What teachers and voters say

"Children punch the air when they find out it's a VfS assembly."

Headteacher

St Chad's Catholic Primary School

What teachers and voters say

"We love VotesforSchools here, it's a great platform for discussion & debating. We've had Primary schools in, Heads of other schools and UTCs and I've been plugging VotesforSchools to all of them and they're really impressed with how it works."

Head of SMSC

UTC Plymouth

What teachers and voters say

"I would like to take this moment to say what a fantastic resource VotesforSchools is - it's so invaluable for teaching and informing the children about current affairs."

Senior Leader

Thomas’s Clapham Secondary School

What teachers and voters say

"Our Year 6 teacher told me they are having the best ever lesson using your anti-bullying resource & that she absolutely loves VotesforSchools. Our drama teacher also emailed me last week saying: "I am not sure I have ever said it but I literally love this website. It is brilliant & such a useful tool.""

Deputy Head

Parkgate Primary School

What teachers and voters say

"My pupils say: "It's my favourite part of the week" and "I really enjoy thinking about the topics and then voting." They are now much more confident discussing each topic."

Class Teacher

Coton C of E Primary School

What teachers and voters say

"As a result of following the topics, attendance at tutor periods has increased and the feedback from staff and students is positive; they are enjoying discussing topical issues with excellent up-to-date resources."

Assistant Principal

Reigate College

What teachers and voters say

"VotesforSchools is such an important part of our week. We display the responses from classes on a board for all to see, and we display the question in the staffroom and encourage responses from the staff!"

ARP Phase Leader and Teacher of the Deaf

Five Elms Primary School

What teachers and voters say

"VotesforSchools has been great for us to easily expand the areas our students think about and to help them see themselves as part of a bigger world, not just our small school."

Year 11 Teacher

Gryphon School

What teachers and voters say

"Having access to all the different levels from KS1-16+ allows us to differentiate in our SEN school – it is this flexibility that really works for us."

Upper School Class Teacher

Small Haven School

What teachers and voters say

"VotesforColleges is brilliant. It has enabled me to develop the tutorial provision across the College to promote SMSC issues through the use of the materials, to a group of personal tutors who wouldn’t necessarily have felt equipped to deal with the subject areas ... The use of the materials over this period have proved invaluable and the quality of the resources is excellent … So, in summary….keep doing what you’re doing as it works great for us!! In fact, we had some AOC training in preparation for OFSTED and they specifically fed back on the use of VfC as a big positive!"

Head of Learner Support Services

Guernsey College of Further Education

Massive congratulations to all @PoliticsProject on the publication of their research into political contact with young people. Great to see data about how they do it so well! https://t.co/8nGiQdtzmR

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