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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


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.



*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. 


Pupil Parliament Meeting Minutes




Our Pupil Parliament met this week to discuss BEHAVIOUR. Since they were elected, they've met with their classes to discuss behaviour in school- here's what they've come back with:


Focus- Behaviour


What’s going well?

  • Children are respectful of teachers
  • Children listen to teachers
  • Children listen in assembly and in class
  • Everyone walks around the school instead of running
  • We try hard in lessons
  • We let people join in our games
  • We look after school property
  • We take care of each other
  • We are kind
  • If people are sad, we look after them



What could be better?

  • More time for silent reading
  • More Class Dojo points
  • No going into the classroom at breaks and lunches without permission
  • No drawing on tables
  • No chewing gum
  • No make up
  • Hands up, not shouting out
  • No littering
  • No rough play at break


This will now inform training for the school in assemblies and staff in our Staff Meetings. We'll ask the Pupil Parliament to measure the impact of this work at the end of Spring 1 2024.

Page last updated: 08/12/23