SO WHAT IS SCHOOL PARLIAMENT?
To put it simply, it is all about pupils participating in the organisation of Whaplode Church of England Primary School. Pupils do this by representing the voices of their peers and taking part in formal meetings throughout the school year. The parliament is actively involved in encouraging the rights of all pupils to be involved in decisions that affect them and their education.
HOW DOES IT WORK AND WHEN DID IT START?
The School Parliament is made up of representatives from every year group from 1-6 (known as ‘MSPs’ – Members of the School Parliament) giving a total of 12 members. The Parliament is led and managed by a team of students consisting of the school’s Pupil Principals and Deputy Pupil Principals, alongside their supporting Cabinet. The purpose of School Parliament is to allow pupil voice to be a key part of the organisation of Whaplode Church of England Primary School. It is envisaged that the School Parliament will have many successes in positively influencing school policy.
Ministers are responsible for: Communicating to the class what has been happening in Parliament (eg: activities that have been organised). Communicating to the parliament what has been happening in the class (eg: any suggestions for issues/concerns/ideas that they believe should be brought to the attention of the School Parliament). Conducting occasional class meetings and filling in responses in the School Parliament book in preparation for School Parliament meetings.The Parliament meets termly, sometimes twice termly.
The areas of focus for the parliament are:
Here is an outline of the responsibilities of each cabinet:
TEACHING AND LEARNING
To play an active role in planning, leading and evaluating collective worship
COMMUNITY AND FUNDRAISING
HEALTH, SPORT AND RECREATION
THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
PUBLICITY AND COMMUNICATION
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