Pupil Parliament

Pupil Parliament actively promotes pupil leadership opportunities, enabling the children to develop valuable communication, co-operation, organisational and debating skills, as well as developing a sense of responsibility and deepening their understanding of democracy.

We believe that it is vital for our pupils to have a voice and be involved in key matters relating to our school.  Through their involvement and engagement with Pupil Parliament, pupils are actively involved in the decision-making process, where they feel valued for their contributions. Pupils relish the opportunity to make a greater contribution to our school and enjoy making their voices heard.

Our successful Pupil Parliament consists of pupils from Years 3 to 6. Each of our six House Captains and Vice House Captains are elected democratically by Key Stage 2 children from their respective House, following a successful letter of application and speech. These children lead their respective Ministries, together with a representative from each class, who have been elected democratically through a class vote.

There are four Pupil Parliament Ministries which are responsible for key aspects of school life. They are: Curriculum and Learning; Health and Well-Being; Charity and Partnership; School Environment and Eco. Each Ministry is responsible for leading projects relating to their Ministry which are agreed with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

The four ministries meet regularly to discuss topics, issues and initiatives that affect them and their learning environment. As part of their responsibilities, the team are supported to 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 each class via their Class Ministers and with SLT who consider, discuss and respond to the issues raised.