In September 2021, we launched our first Pupil Parliament ( previously school council) with a clear focus on democracy as the children had the vote for each member of Parliament, and our first Prime Minister. Children from year 6 were invited to run for Prime Minister, delivering a speech to the whole school before spending a week canvassing for support. The school general election took place with a private ballot, all students from years 1-6 voted for their representatives and our first school Parliament was elected.
Meet the Pupil Parliament
At St. James' Catholic Primary School we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in Pupil Parliament meetings. Parliament is in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them directly. Through these meetings, all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution. Pupils at St. James' Catholic Primary School know that this is their school, their thoughts and their ideas matter.
Here are our School Council representatives:
Year 3 - Soren and Rory
Year 4 - Bonnie-May and Heidi
Year 5 - Jakob and Nancy
Year 6 - Alana, Jacob, Roxy and Joshua
Prime Minister - Alana
Deputy Prime Minister - Roxy and Joshua
Media Manager - Jacob
Parliament meetings are timetabled throughout the year. Councillors agree tasks to share with their classmates; keeping them informed and gathering ideas to feedback at follow up meetings.