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Pupil Parliament

What is a Pupil Parliament?

 

Our Pupil Parliament is a group of students elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues and suggestions with the headteacher and governors in the school. Our Pupil Parliament will also progress projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in activities such as: the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and interviewing potential new staff.

 

To be effective, our Pupil Parliament must:

 

  • Represent all pupils across each key stage
  • Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views
  • Feed back to pupils on any developments
  • Make things happen – or explain why they can’t!

Our Pupil Parliament

 

Who are we?

 

We are delighted to introduce ourselves as your new Pupil Parliament members for the 2021/2022 academic year:

 

Prime Minister - Isabella Marriott (Topaz class)

Deputy Prime Minister - Agnes Kruse-Poynter (Topaz class)

Environmental MP - Maeve Parry (Turquoise class)

Secretary - Luke Johnson (Sapphire class)

Year 5 MP - James Challis (Ruby class)

Year 4 MP - Jackson Kennedy (Opal class)

Year 3 MP - Alfie Tomlinson (Onyx class)

Year 3 MP - Marina D'Avella (Jade class)

Year 2 MP - Harvey Stevenson (Garnet class)

Year 1 MP - Xanthe Hunt (Diamond class)

Year 1 MP - Elliott Higham (Emerald class)

 

How are we elected?

 

Our Pupil Parliament is made up of pupils from Year 1 to 6. Children from each class are democratically chosen by their classmates at the start of each school year to represent the views of their peers at meetings. It is a great compliment to those pupils that are chosen, as it shows that their fellow students have placed their trust in them.

 

Our Upper Key Stage 2 children have to apply directly to Mrs Davies, through an anonymous application form, before being selected for the next stage. This year, they took part in an observed group discussion about their vision to change the school. They had to reach a consensus of three things they would change about the school, thinking about the intent, implementation and impact. Mrs Davies was so impressed with their suggestions:

 

  • More diverse workshops, skateboarding being a recent success
  • Less plastic usage and using recycled products more
  • Older pupils supporting the younger children more e.g. play leaders, reading buddies

 

During the year, our Pupil Parliament will take part in a variety of activities which will help to make our school a better place for everyone, particularly focusing on well-being.

The Power of Pupil Parliament

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