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Why have a Pupil Parliament?

Dame Tipping C of E primary School has 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.

This Pupil Parliament structure provides opportunities for pupils from across the school to be actively involved in the way that Dame Tipping C of E Primary 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 that 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 the Pupil Parliament?

  • Represent all pupils and include as many people as possible.
  • 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 Pupil Parliament Work?

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

These sub-committees are:

  • Wellbeing Ambassadors
  • Eco Ambassadors
  • Curriculum Ambassadors
  • PE Ambassadors
  • Collective Worship Ambassadors
  • Reading Ambassadors

The committee members work together on their chosen projects, lead meetings with their own classes and discuss challenges and resolutions with different members of staff.  This is to ensure that the views of the school are listened to, debated and acted upon so that Pupil Parliament gets the best outcome for every project.

Who can be a member of a Pupil Parliament committee?

Any pupil from across the school can apply for a position on a committee. Each candidate can give a short speech or presentation explaining why they want the responsibility of a role on a given committee and then a class election is held.

What examples can you give of the work that Pupil Parliament has completed?

  • St Francis Hospice
  • Children in Need
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Comic Relief
  • Wear Yellow for Mental Health Awareness Day