What is Pupil Parliament?
Pupil Parliament is structured much like the government as it is made up of different sub-committees. Each of these committees is designed to have a specific focus on improving St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School.
Pupil Parliament promotes pupil leadership opportunities, enabling children to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills through key roles of responsibility and new experiences. It allows pupils from all year groups to be actively involved in the way that the school is run. Pupil Parliament benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their opinions as well as influence the decisions that are made on their behalf. Pupils relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making their voices heard.
What are the aims of Pupil Parliament?
- To represent all pupils
- To take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views
- To feedback to pupils about meetings
- To action decisions that have been made or explain why they can’t happen
Who is part of pupil Parliament?
At the start of each new school year we hold elections for our Pupil Parliament. Each class votes for two children from each class in KS2 and two children from each class in KS1, our Head Girl, Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy also join Pupil Parliament meetings.
Our Pupil Parliament meets weekly. They take whole school issues and ideas from their own classes and feed them into the Pupil Parliament. Our Pupil Parliament has a 'School Cabinet' with a Primary Minister, Deputy Primary Minister and Ministers for different departments.
Our Pupil Parliament members are:
Primary Minister - Kiera
Deputy Primary Minister - Vince
Behaviour Ministers - Isabella & Ronnie
Healthy and Safety Ministers - Jason & Ronnie
Curriculum Ministers - Frankie & Jason
Healthy Food Ministers - Frankie & Sophia
Environment Ministers - Lilly & Joseph
Arts Ministers - Jasmine, Sophia & Isabella
Catholic Life Ministers - Jasmine & Joseph
Please could click on the link below to complete a questionnaire regarding St Elizabeth's Pupil Parliament; your support will be greatly appreciated.
St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School Smart School Council Audit