Pupil Parliament 2017/18
We actively promote pupil leadership opportunities, enabling your child to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills.
We believe that providing these key roles of responsibility are paramount to their development and learning experience.
Pupils relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making their voices heard.
Our successful Pupil Parliament is a well-respected body within the school and consists of 12 pupils between Years 3 and 6 (with each of these classes having at least two representatives who are elected by their peers). Children involved in our Pupil Parliament meet regularly to discuss topics, issues and initiatives that affect them and their learning environment.
As part of their responsibilities, the team organise their own meetings, decide on an agenda, share new ideas and vote on a number of school-related issues. Actions from each meeting are shared with the rest of the school through regular slots during Collective Worship and are also accessible on the school website. Pupils relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making their voices heard.
The Pupil Parliament is run by a Junior Leadership Team (JLT) which consists of a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. This ensures that it is run by our children and for our children.
There are four committees within the Pupil Parliament:
Each committee works on separate projects over the year, reporting back to all members when appropriate. When appropriate, the whole Pupil Parliament also discusses whole school issues.
What have we done so far?
We have helped organise special event fundraising days such as Children in Need, Poppy Appeal and Sports Relief and we have also helped generate produce to be sold at the Christmas Fayre. We have also worked alongside the kitchen staff to develop special themed healthy lunches and with teachers in planning for new play equipment. We have helped the environment by establishing recycling bins in school. We have recycling bins in classrooms, the staffroom and in the hall at dinner and we are making signs and posters that will help children (and adults) separate what can be recycled and what cannot. We also help evaluate Collective Worship and feedback to our Head teacher and have encouraged all children to write about a Christian value and display it alongside our values in the hall. We have most recently been involved with the interviewing of new members of staff. Our Health & Fitness Committee are working closely with our Sports Ambassadors and Playground Leaders to increase physical activity in school and make lunchtimes more active. Our Community Committee have just completed filming an advert to promote our school and are now developing the Pupil Parliament webpage.
What are we currently doing?
We are meeting as a committee next week to discuss our next focuses. We are a very busy Pupil Parliament and take our work seriously.
Pupil Parliament Representatives:
Year 6 representatives: Emmie Blatherwick; Elliot Gamble; Abbi-Lou Hill; Emily Francis.
Year 5 representatives: Theo Thompson; Denisa Pethoova; Henry Hodkinson.
Year 4 representatives: Dougie Blatherwick; Charlie Cooper.
Year 3 representatives: Bobby Osborne; Sophie Mayfield; Minnie Marlow.