Pupil Parliament

Pupil Parliament 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 Year 1 to Year 6 to be actively involved in the way that Mead 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 children as possible.
  • Ensure pupils’ voices are heard and views shared.
  • Feedback to pupils about the outcomes of Pupil Parliament meetings.
  • Action decisions that have been made or explain why they can’t happen.
  • Make meaningful change to improve school life for the children at Mead.
  • Update the Pupil Parliament page on the school website.

How does Pupil Parliament work?

  • Pupil Parliament meets regularly and members of Pupil Parliament take questions and ideas back to their classes to collect their peers’ opinions. All members of Pupil Parliament have notebooks for making notes in meetings and speaking to their classmates.
  • An assembly (either in class or in key stages) is held when a decision is being made and needs to be explained to the school or when a decision has been made and needs to be shared with everyone. Members of Pupil Parliament lead the sharing of this information.
  • Pupil Parliament share successes and projects with parents and governors, as well as staff and children.

Who can be a member of a Pupil Parliament committee?

Any pupil from Year 1 to Year 6 can apply for a position. Each candidate can give a short speech or presentation explaining why they want the responsibility of a role then a class election is held, where one candidate is elected by the class and one is elected by the teacher. 

Pupil Parliament projects

  • Pupil Parliament research information to share in KS1 and KS2 assemblies to raise awareness for appeals such as the Ukraine appeal and the Turkey and Syria earthquake appeal. We raised over £600!
  • Pupil Parliament create posters to inform everyone about charity days. We raised over £600 for Comic Relief and we have raised awareness or money for many charities including Children in Need, Saint Francis Hospice and Alopecia Awareness.
  • Pupil Parliament interviewed candidates and helped to appoint the permanent Head of School.
  • Pupil Parliament worked on the Uniform Policy and agreed the final policy.
  • Pupil Parliament worked with Ms Holmes on the Marking and Feedback Policy and agreed the final policy.
  • Pupil Parliament sorted all lost property. They handed back uniform with names in and washed uniform with no name.
  • Children in Pupil Parliament were grown ups for the afternoon and observed how children learn across the school. They took notes about how well children followed the Mead Creed. They shared their thoughts on how teaching and learning happens in our school with Ms Holmes and all staff.