WHAT IS A PUPIL PARLIAMENT?
The pupil parliament is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the view of all pupils and to improve their school. It gives the children a voice and allows children to raise issues and concerns or suggest ideas. Members of the pupil parliament are responsible for putting forward views of other children in the school. They meet (with a teacher present) to discuss and sort out problems and ideas. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
WHY HAVE A PUPIL PARLIAMENT?
Having an effective pupil parliament, which involves the whole school, is beneficial to the whole community and also individuals as it gives children a say in matters that affect their school and wider lives. It helps our school develop into a caring community where pupils, teachers and parents/carers work in partnership towards shared goals. Being on pupil parliament develops active learning of important life skills.
- Helps develop responsible attitudes
- Speaking and listening skills
- Moral reasoning skills
- Develops self-esteem and self-confidence