CHERRY TREE HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL PARLIAMENT
We believe that the best way for our children to understand democracy is to have a voice and play a part in it. Therefore, we have a 'School Parliament' which is designed to give pupils the opportunity to make genuine changes,
Who are we?
Our School Parliament is made up of 18 pupils who were elected as MPs to represent the views pupils in their class and to work with the leadership team to improve our school.
What do we do?
- Each year on polling day, every class (constituency) will elect representatives from their year group on who will be members of the school parliament for the academic year.
- MPs will hold surgeries with their constituencies to discuss any matters around the school which they children feel they require improvement.
- The MP will listen and take notes of ideas.
- The MPs across the year group will meet to discuss ideas prior to the House of Commons sitting.
- Our MPs (House of Commons) will have a meeting every month
- A teacher will lead the meeting/debate as Speaker of the House.
- Suggestions from the House of Commons debate will be passed on to the House of Lords (House Captains) who will make recommendations to the House of Commons or send the suggestions to Mr. Appleton for the ‘royal assent’.