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Pupil Parliament

Pupil Parliament

 

West Wycombe School now 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 more than one hundred and thirty pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 to be actively involved in the way that West Wycombe 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.

Our Pupil Parliament

Aims

 

*To represent all pupils and include as many people as possible.

*To take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views.

*To feedback to pupils about what happened about their views.

*To action decisions that have been made or explain why they can’t happen.

 

Our Pupil Parliament has two elected representatives for each class who campaigned explaining what skills they had to contribute to a better school. They were voted by their peers as their representatives for this academic year. Pupil Parliament representatives regularly meet with their team leader to discuss issues raised by their classes and other important areas that they want to promote and improve. 

 

The representatives 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.

 

Twice a month, all the representatives meet together as a full Pupil Parliament.  Pupils work together to evaluate the progress that has been made, the steps that need to be taken next and to prepare for school assemblies where classmates are updated on the projects that have been undertaken.  During assembly, pupils get the opportunity to question them on their completed work and plans going forward. 

 

  1. Pupil Parliament Fundraising

Pupil Parliament is involved in fundraising for new school resources and for charities we support. Alongside staff and the Friends of West Wycombe School, pupils raise funds though cake sales, school fairs, non-uniform days and other creative ways to raise money for the school and for charities.  

 

2)Pupil Parliament Projects

Projects that we are currently involved in are:

Lunch time improvements;

Wet play time improvements;

Charity fundraising;

Visiting a local government administrative building.

3)Pupil Parliament Charity Work

Charities that we support include:

*Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – January 2023

*Epilepsy Awareness – February 2023

*Comic Relief / Red Nose Day – 17 March 2023

 

What projects are being worked on?

*Lunch time provision

*Hearing Dogs Charity fundraising

More to be added during the Spring Term.

 

Contact Information

If you have an idea about how our school could be even better, see your class representative today or email us using the class emails.  

Page last updated: 03/01/23

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