Pupil Parliament - 2023-24
Pupil Parliament promotes pupil leadership opportunities, enabling children to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills through key roles of responsibility and new experiences. This new structure is an ideal opportunity for more than 230 pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 to be actively involved in the way that the school is run. Pupil Parliament benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their opinions as well as influence the decisions that are made on their behalf. Pupils relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making their voices heard.
What are the aims of the Pupil Parliament?
- Represent all pupils and include as many people as possible.
- Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views.
- Feed back to pupils about what happened about their views.
- Action decisions that have been made or explain why they can’t happen.
Who can be a member of Pupil Parliament?
Anyone can apply for a position in a committee. Each member is voted for by their peers after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected.
Pupil Voice – Classes elect one pupil and their teacher selects the second to represent their fellow pupils from Year 1 to Year 6. These positions change on a termly basis to enable more children to experience the role of being Pupil Voice representative.
What do we do?
Our Pupil Parliament members chair regular meetings with their class to discuss topics, issues and initiatives that affect them and their learning environment as well as charity events. Our Parliament Secretary (Mrs Flint HLTA) minutes all our meetings. Our committee members work together on projects with different members of staff to get the best out of every project. All the committees meet each half term as a full Pupil Parliament to evaluate the progress that has been made and the steps for the next half term.