The School Parliament at Milefield Primary School comprises of a selection of children from FS2-Year 6 who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve the school.
Leadership of the School Parliament is supported by Miss Jones .
Meet the Parliament:
A key part of their role is to support pupils to understand that their opinion is of value, that their voices should be heard, and that their suggestions have merit. They help them to learn how to communicate effectively and show them how to develop skills that will remain with them throughout their lives.
Each academic year, every class throughout school nominates potential candidates and subsequently elects representatives to be members of the school parliament. The school parliament changes annually to ensure a range of pupils have the opportunity to become a member of the parliament.
At Milefield Primary School we are passionate about pupil voice and recognise the importance of an effective school parliament which represents the views of all children and supports school improvement and development. They are involved in a variety of projects to improve learning, provision and well-being throughout school.
Members of the school parliament, along with Miss Jones are involved in
- Regular meetings
- Class discussions on a regular basis to share pupil views in relation to a variety of school issues/developments regularly
- School Parliament training
- Meetings with the Headteacher/SLT
- Minute keeping of all meetings
- Action planning and evaluation
- Managing small budget allocations to support their work e.g. purchase of resources
- Delivering and supporting assemblies
- Fundraising Events
The school parliament generally meet every two weeks to carry out their duties and meet with the Headteacher officially every half term.
At Milefield we are proud of our effective school parliament who last year successfully:
Been involved in the development of the Community Farm and Cafe
Been involved in the interview process for new posts throughout school.
Been involved in fundraising for' Children in Need '
Purchased resources and equipment to support lunchtime provision.
Met with members of the School Governing Body.
Been involved in choosing the new reading bus.