What is our School Parliament?
Our School Parliament is a group of children who are elected to represent the views of all pupils to have a greater say over matters that affect their school and wider lives.
What does it do?
School Parliament does a number of things:
We have full Parliament meetings, with a teacher present, to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
They act as the 'pupil voice' for each year group to carry forward ideas and points for discussions.
Departments then meet and MPs will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff.
How is School Parliament organised?
During the first two weeks of the Autumn term, there will be a School Parliament and Democracy assembly. After this time children who would like to stand as MPs are asked to prepare and deliver a short speech to the rest of the class. Following this, a secret ballot will take place to enable all children to vote for their class representatives. Each class will elect 3 children. The School Parliament is made of 21 representatives ranging from year 1 to year 5 members. It also includes House Captains and Stay Safe Mentors from Year 6.
School Parliament is led by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary. These are elected roles following application and interview.