The purpose of the School
Parliament is to give the pupils a real voice within a manageable system and
encourage the students to take ownership and responsibility for their school.
At the same time, it enables staff to gain pupils’ perspective.
The School Parliament consists of
two representatives from each form. Pupils then vote as to which of these
people should be elected to become part of the Cabinet. Those not elected to
the Cabinet become “backbenchers”. This ensures that the school has a large
representation of pupil voice and that each form has representatives.
The members of our School
Parliament meet on a regular basis. The Parliament is regularly invited to
contribute to decision-making in relation to many aspects of school life and to
represent the school on special occasions. In addition, they demonstrate their
social responsibilities by raising funds for charity.”
What is our School Parliament for?
The School Parliament is about:
Working and learning together
Learning about democracy
Learning how to play a positive
role model in our community
Improving our school for everyone
The School Parliament’s job is to
involve everyone, not do everything. Everybody needs to help by:
Finding things that they would like
Finding ways to make things better
Putting their ideas into actions
How does our Class Parliament work?
Each class will elect a School
Our Class Parliament will have a
meeting every Half-Term
The class decide what they are
going to talk about the day before the meeting so that everybody has time to
A different person runs the meeting
each time, with help from their teacher if it is needed
A different person takes notes each
time, with help from their teacher if it is needed
The School Parliament Member from
each class and one other person from the class will go to the School Parliament
meeting every half term to put across the classes view.