The School Parliament consists of 24 members, two from each class. These members have been nominated by their peers for this role and are elected at the start of every new school year. Members of the School Parliament wear a badge so that they can be recognised by others and are good role models within the school community.
The School Parliament representatives meet twice every new term (sometimes more if necessary). School Parliament members are a ‘voice’ for their classmates to have their say in how they want their school to be run. In the past pupils have made decisions about whether boys and girls can be allowed to change separately for PE, what playground equipment they would like to purchase, whether we would like to have class pets and new staff appointments.
Each class has the opportunity to debate whole school issues or concerns and raise these queries with their School Parliament representative who then bring the ideas or queries to the meeting. Each class have been given ‘bills’ which are documents that ideas or queries can be recorded on. During the School Parliament meetings new bills are discussed and Miss Irvine may take some of these back to Mrs Dibben. All answers are reported back to the School Parliament and to each class by their representatives. School Parliament representatives are encouraged to have a good understanding of the importance of a democratic and fair decision making process, where all pupils within the school feel valued and equal.
We hope that our new School Parliament members enjoy their new role this academic year and play an important part in decision making across the school.
Speaker: Miss N. Irvine