Pupil Parliament is a group of students who are elected by their peers to represent the views of all pupils, with the ultimate aim of improving the school. “Pupil Parliament” means all kinds of school-based groups run by students, including student forums and youth parliaments. Members of the pupil parliament are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or meeting with catering staff. Each year,classes elect 2 representatives to be members of the school council.
Here at Rice Lane, we have a Head Teacher’s Representative in Year 6 and a Member of Parliament and shadown in each class. The pupil parliament usually meet once a month with a teacher present – to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, pupil behaviour or a whole range of ideas.