Welcome to our Pupil Parliament
Democracy is alive within our school and as the Pupil Parliament, we are living proof of this. Everyone has the opportunity to have their voices heard through the Pupil Parliament. The election of the class MPPs (Members of Pupil Parliament) has been carried out in a democratic manner, with the winners based on the votes of the children in our school. Each class voted for one child from each year group in KS1 and KS2, which means we have 6 school councillors!
Meetings will be held on a regular basis with a member of our teaching staff, where children will have an opportunity to communicate their thoughts and ideas. They take whole school issues and ideas from their own class councils and feed them into the Pupil Parliament. They also share ideas and decisions from Pupil Parliament with their class. Decisions made within Pupil Parliament can, and do, have a real impact on the rest of the school.
Pupil Parliament representatives need to have the following personal qualities:
- Friendly and approachable
- Good at listening to everyone
- Able to remember things
- Honest and sensible
These are the things the Pupil Parliament representatives need to do:
- Attend meetings, turn up on time and be interested
- Listen to the views and opinions of the class and bring them to the meeting.
- Report everyone’s ideas and opinions, even if they are not your own
- Bring ideas to the meeting that will make the school a better place to be
- Feedback information to your class – ask your teacher for a time to do this
- Collect views of pupils from the playground and class