How our School Parliament Works:
Our School Parliament consists of representatives who have been voted for by their peers in every class in a democratic election process.
There are two representatives from each class.
These 14 representatives are in post for a year and meet at least twice a term (but usually more) with Mr Ogden to discuss different aspects of the running of the school. Every member wears a "School Parliament" badge so they can be recognised by others and they always lead by example.
Individual classes regularly debate whole school issues that they consider unjust or in need of change and their Parliament representatives, elected by them annually, bring these grievances, ideas or queries to our meetings. Occasionally, staff request that the School Parliament discuss preferences for specific things once discussed, and answers or solutions are suggested. Mr 0gden may bring some of these ideas to the attention of Miss Penny and Mr Reed who carefully consider the proposals. All answers are reported back to the Parliament and hopefully resolved. The MP’s then report back to their own classes.
Our MP’s are encouraged to have an understanding of the decision making processes involved with the successful running of a happy, healthy Primary School in today’s modern, technological world.
Keeping every citizen happy is not an easy task, nor is seeing things from another person’s viewpoint! As a result, Parliament members are encouraged to explore rules and established processes and their importance if a democracy is to be maintained. Hopefully, they will learn that their job isn’t always as easy as it looks and that rules and safety are of paramount importance when considering change of any kind.
School Parliament Leader
Meet Our 2020-2021 Parliament Members!
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Our Election Process:
Our election process is very similar to how adults vote for MPs in Westminster.
Our elections have given us a real taste for how democracy works in action!