At Fairway Primary School we have continued to develop our School Parliament into 2018. As part of the British Value of Democracy, the children voted for which members of their class they would like to represent them. Once the Parliament had been formed, members put themselves up for the role of Prime Minister of Fairway, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary. The children had to give a presentation to the whole school outlining their vision for each role. Following this, the school then voted for which person they would like in each role.
Meet Fairway’s Primary Parliament!
What is Fairway’s School Parliament?
Our school parliament is a team of 19 children (from Years 1-6) that work together to improve the school. We understand the importance of the role and how we can help to provide new opportunities and a pupil voice for every child.
At Fairway we aim to help children and young people to have a greater say over matters that affect our school and wider lives.
What makes our school parliament a good one?
We work together as a team and never give up to make Fairway the best it can be. Our school parliament respects the views of others.
Why is it an important role?
Our role is important because we can make big decisions and help the school to be a better, safer place.
We are also encouraged to have an understanding of the decision making processes involved with the successful running of a happy, healthy Primary School in today’s modern, technological world.
Why is our school parliament effective?
A parliament that is not too big
Good communication between representatives and their class
Every child wears a “School Parliament” badge so they can be recognised by others and always lead by example.
What happens at meetings?
Our Parliament usually meets fortnightly. Topics discussed at the meeting are varied but might include school uniform, school meals, playtimes and clubs.
Occasionally, staff request that the School Parliament discuss preferences for specific things (eg how to raise funds to support Kimlong at school) once discussed, and answers or solutions are suggested, Mrs Fuller may bring some of these ideas to the attention of Mr Carroll who carefully considers the proposals. All answers are reported back to the Parliament and hopefully resolved. We then report back to their own classes.
Any concerns that the children have are raised at the Parliament. All voices are heard.
We have some fantastic ideas for the coming year.