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School Parliament

Our School Parliament


Earl Sterndale Primary School Parliament is a group of pupils elected by their peers to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. The School Parliament meets regularly and at least twice every half-term, to discuss and sort out problems. Examples may include school playtimes, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.

Members of the School Parliament will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, for example, informing parents in our newsletter about projects in school, organising fundraising events, what to spend fund-raising money on or planning new playground activities.

Being a school parliamentarian is a really responsible job and as Earl Sterndale School Parliament evolves to be effective, it does mean that every child will learn a lot from taking part.

Our School

We want our school to be the kind of school that everyone enjoys coming to, where everyone knows and understands each other. We want it to be a cheerful place, where we look after everyone.

We want it to be a safe place where children can be trusted to be sensible, because everyone follows the school rules and expectations and lives by the school values. We want everyone to be honest, have good manners and to treat people and possessions with respect.

We want to be proud of our work and try our best every day, so we do well with our learning and are the best that we can be. We will keep going when things are challenging and listen carefully to each other. We want to find out interesting and useful things about the world.

If everyone can do this, we will remember the great time we had at Earl Sterndale with our friends, for the rest of our lives!

 What is our School Parliament for?

The School Parliament is about:

  • Working and learning together
  • Learning about democracy
  • Learning how to play a positive role model in our community
  • Improving our school for everyone

The School Parliament’s job is to involve everyone, not do everything. Everybody needs to help by:

  •  Finding things that they would like to change
  •  Finding ways to make things better
  •  Putting their ideas into actions

Each year group elects a School Parliament member:

  • Our School Parliament will have a meeting at least twice every half-term, depending on planned   activities.
  • They will decide what they are going to talk about in a meeting before so that everybody has time to think and ask their year group about their opinions in readiness.
  • Older children will take turns running the meeting each time, with help from their teacher, if it is needed.
  • Older children take notes each time, with help from their teacher if it is needed.

What will the School Parliament do for our school?

  • The Parliament will take and share ideas at the next School Parliament meeting to discuss.
  • Tell you what is happening with your idea

The School Parliament will try to make your idea happen by getting permission, giving and getting support, giving time, getting money.

What will staff do for the School Parliament?

  • Make sure meetings happen when they are supposed to.
  • Support pupils to run meetings.
  • Ensure that there is time given for meetings.