Being part of Pupil’s Parliament gives children the opportunity to express their views across a multitude of issues that affect their daily school life.
Pupil’s Parliament is made up from 2 representatives per class who have been voted in by the other pupils. It is the responsibility of each class rep to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Pupil’s Parliament gives children the opportunity to develop skills such as confidence, negotiation and communication. Within the monthly meetings the children are encouraged to lead discussions, actively listen to one another and then share the outputs with their own classes.
At Dobcroft Juniors, Pupil’s Parliament provides the pupils with an opportunity to make changes. In the past Pupil’s Parliament have discussed and worked with staff on the following areas.
Playground improvements such as investment in new play equipment and playground markings.
Lunch time improvements and help provide valuable feedback to our caterers Taylor Shaw.
Promote safer driving and car parking around school.
Each year we give our Pupil’s Parliament representatives the exciting opportunity to visit Westminster which involves a tour and an interactive workshop. We often have visitors attend our meetings in the past these have been Taylor Shaw, PSA now FOD’s, school staff and parents & carers.