At Queensgate, we believe that the children should be involved in the development of the school and that they have a “voice”. We also believe that by giving them responsibility, we are helping towards their personal development. Involving the children in important decision-making that would directly affect them, means they understand that we value their opinion and they are happier with the final decision.
The School Parliament is, perhaps, the most formal example of the “democracy in action” approach we adopt with the children.
Two children from each class are elected by their peers to become MPs and represent their class at regular School Parliament meetings. The School Parliament meets regularly to discuss items suggested by the MPs or issues that we feel would benefit from their input.
The Parliament produces minutes at each meeting and any decisions made are fed back to the rest of the school in Assembly.
This year our MPs are...
Year 6 Cedar: Ellis and Scarlett
Year 6 Pine: Tara and Ben R
Year 5 Birch: Abigail and Cicely
Year 5 Ash: Maddie and Teddy
Year 4: Liam and Yara
Year 3: Evie and Seth
Year 2 Oak: William and Olivia
Year 2 Elm: Phoebe W and Tom
Year 1: Neve and Thomas