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Pupil Parliament

Welcome to the 'Pupil Parliament' page

 

Our Pupil Parliament will be made up of one member from each class within our school alongside our Head Boy and Girl and their four Vices. We will have a total of 22 members of the Pupil Parliament.

 

In September class representatives made their speeches through videos or saying their speech to their class.  Each classroom had a voting station so their peers could vote for their chosen representative.   

 

Head Boy/Girl and their Vices had to perform their speech in the hall to explain why they would be amazing for the role.  Senior Leadership looked through all of the applications and made the important decision.  

 

Our Pupil Parliament members are:

  • Head boy - Hayden

  • Head girl -  Jessica

  • Vices - Alex, Sarwin, Grace and Halle

 

Year 3 

3CW -  Okalo  3JP - Sasha   3LT - Amelia  3AR - Ivy

Year 4 

4CT - Ewan   4RS - Sethun  4VL - Elliot  4RR - Liyara

Year 5 

5HW - Ewan   5KH -  Belle   5LC - Jude   5CS - Elliot

Year 6 

6KL - Amaya   6MC - Josh   6HS - Lyndon  6KJ- Catherine

 

Why have a Pupil Parliament?

Over the past 6 years, Bedgrove Junior School Class Councils has evolved to a vibrant and successful Pupil Parliament.  Its design promotes pupil leadership opportunities and enables children to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills through key roles, responsibilities and new experiences. 

 

The Pupil Parliament structure provides opportunities for more than four hundred and eighty-two pupils from Year 3 to 6 to be actively involved in the way that Bedgrove Junior School is run.  Pupil Parliament benefits all pupils, staff and parents and the wider community because it provides opportunities for pupils to voice their opinions as well as influence the decisions tat are made on their behalf.  Pupils relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life, enjoy making their voices heard and seeing the results of their decisions.

 

What are the aims of Pupil Parliament?

 

  • Represent all pupils at Bedgrove Junior School

  • Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views

  • Feedback to pupils about what happened about their views

  • Action decisions that have been made or explain why they can't happen.

 

How does the Pupil Parliament work?

 

Pupil Parliament is divided into 4 sub-committees which regularly meet their teams to discuss issues raised by their classes and other important areas that they want to promote and improve.

 

At the end of each Pupil Parliament meeting, each sub-committee reflect on the actions and impact towards their outcomes.  

 

What commitees and actions are there?

 

Eco Team

 

 

 

Year 4

  1. Recycle – use less paper

  2. Use less energy

  3. Litter

Finance

 

 

Year 6

  1. Local community to make it greener

  2. Make more money for the school

  3. Support a worldwide charity (Hunger)

Teaching and Learning

 

 

 

Year 3

  1. Teacher and children questionnaire

  2. More school trips

Wellbeing

 

 

Year 5

  1. Sensory toys

  2. 5 minutes extra break

  3. Use zones of regulation

 

When do Pupil Parliament meet?

Every fortnight on a Tuesday, they meet with Mrs Makepeace.

 

Our first meeting of the spring term will be on;

Tuesday 18th January

Hopefully this wil be face to face.

Following meetings:

Tuesday 1st February

Tuesday 15th February

Tuesday 15th March

Tuesday 29th March

Tuesday 5th April

Last year...

Our main focus last year was to:

  • Fundraise for the school and both local and national charities. Pupil Parliament members had to research local and national charities that are important to them and their families and report back during our meetings. We then decided which charities we wanted to support.

  • Improve parking outside of the school by encouraging pupils to walk to school where they can or park further away and walk a proportion of the journey.

  • Support the school to improve teaching and learning even further by completing learning walks in to different lessons with members of the SLT. Feedback is then provided to teachers from members of the Pupil Parliament.

 

Fundraising events 

 

 

Friday 24th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning 

 

 

                                                       

Winning Cake baked by Miss Lewicki

Pupil Parliament Tasks

  • Year 3 - bring teacher and pupil questions to te next meeting.
  • Year 4 - Recyling posters
  • Year 5 - Well-being board expectations for teachers
  • Year 6 - Comic Relief posters to raise awareness
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