Our Pupil Parliament Shield designed by Charlotte M who was a pupil from 2010-2016
- To democratically elect members for the Pupil Parliament to represent their peers
- To ensure pupils feel heard by providing a mutually respectful platform to communicate their views
- To promote democracy when making decisions about views put forward by children
- To take action on decisions that have been made and explain in a clear, fair manner those things that can’t happen
As a Catholic School, our Gospel Values underpin everything that we do, including ensuring that all children feel valued and respected in their individual views. Our Pupil Parliament, which was established at the end of 2016, offers pupil leadership opportunities, giving children the platform and responsibility to let their voice be heard, enabling them to take an active role in organising and debating key issues related to our school.
What is the Pupil Parliament?
Our Year 6 pupils wrote and shared their manifestos with the school and after another exciting election, we now have our new Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to lead our Pupil Parliament through 2020 to 2021. Remaining Year 6 pupils form the Cabinet and Years 1 to 5 have each elected two Members of Parliament to represent their interests in Parliament meetings.
Meetings will be held virtually throughout the coming terms so children will have the opportunity to put forward their thoughts and ideas, giving all pupils a chance to voice their opinions on ongoing projects, helping continuing to make our School a fantastic place to learn and play.
During our first meetings held by the Pupil Parliament this half term, MP’s put forward their ideas for projects they would like to see through and voted for one to take on next half term.
Watch this space…