School Parliament

What does it do?

The school  Parliament does a number of things:

  • The school Parliament meets, with members of Parliament, a teacher and governor present - to discuss and sort out issues of concern or ideas raised by class members. These may include school development, school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.

  • Members of the school Parliament are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning events, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff.

    ​Previously the school council were asked to help choose the new road names for the housing development being built. Our 2013/14 school Parliament were also successful in securing a £10,000 lottery grant to carry out the phase 2 development of our outdoor area. In 2014/15 they worked on the outdoor area and how  to spend the lottery grant we received.

    What are the aims of the school Parliament?

    This is the third year of our School Parliament and we believe it is evolving over time to meet the needs of the children in our school.

  • To make sure that our school is a safe and happy place for children.

  • To make sure that children have a place to voice their concerns.

  • To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.

  • To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.

    What jobs are there?

    Each year, an election day is held. Pupils are encouraged to campaign for votes before and after school in the playground. On election day, every pupil from Reception to Year 6 vote for the candidate they would like to lead their House.

     The new Parliament is made up of 5 sub-committees and their elected members: (seedocument  below)

     

    What makes our school Parliament a good one?

    A good school Parliament is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done. These are some things that make our school Parliament effective:

  • Regular meetings

  • A Parliament that is not too big

  • Good communication between representatives and their House members

    What has our school Parliament done?

  • We are encouraging members of all sub committees to attend our Parliament meetings to make sure we have a whole school voice.

  • The school Parliament has a noticeboard in the school hall where the minutes of meetings are displayed and important information is posted.