Pupil Parliament is structured much like the government as it is made up of different sub-committees. Each of these committees is designed to have a specific focus on improving Harvington C E First and Nursery School.
Pupil Parliament promotes pupil leadership opportunities, enabling children to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills through key roles of responsibility and new experiences. Pupil Parliament benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their opinions as well as influence the decisions that are made on their behalf. Pupils relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making their voices heard.
All children in KS2 are given the opportunity to apply for minister roles within the Pupil Parliament. They are given an application form to complete. Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers shortlisted are asked to present to KS2 and then the children will vote to select the Ministers from the candidates. All the other Ministers are shortlisted based on quality of application and then there is a pupil vote too.
What do we do?
Ministers hold regular meetings with their class to discuss topics, issues and initiatives that affect them and their learning environment as well as charity events. Each sub-committee regularly meets with their teacher lead to discuss issues raised by the class and other important areas. The ministers have different roles and responsibilities. The committee members work together on projects with different members of staff to get the best out of every project. All the committees meet each half term as a full Pupil Parliament to evaluate the progress that has been made and the steps for the next half term.
The elections are now complete and the children have elected this year's ministers.
Prime Minister - Niall
Deputy Prime Minister - Iwan
Curriuclum and Learning Ministers - Josie and Ollie
Ethos and Values Ministers - Phoebe and Isobelle
Digital Ministers - William and Quin
Charity Ministers - Madison and Lily
Sport Ministers - Jude and George
Health and Well-being Ministers - Talia and Iwan