I was a Teenage Governor
From 1 September 2003, new regulations allowed school governing bodies to appoint pupils as 'associate members' of governing body committees.
This was the first time young people were able to participate in the governance of schools to this degree; there was potential for a positive impact on the learning of students, school culture and ethos, and for school governance itself.
This project, a partnership between the Citizenship Foundation, IPPR and The Phoenix Education Trust, ran in two phases with support from The Carnegie UK Trust and Carnegie Young People Initiative. Fourteen schools from LEAs across England took part.