What is the Pupil Parliament?
The Pupil Parliament is a group of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all children to improve their school. Each year voting takes place for the children who have been campaigning to be elected to be a Member of the Pupil Parliament (MPP).
What does it do?
- The MPPs meet to discuss and sort out problems and ideas. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
- MPPs will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning charity events, meeting with governors or other communities, and putting forward views of other children in the school.
What jobs are there?
Each year, the Pupil Parliament is elected. The MPPs meet to elect officers such as:
What makes a good Pupil Parliament?
A good Pupil Parliament is one that represents the views of all children and gets things done. These are some of the things that make our school council effective:
- regular meetings
- good communication between council members and our school
- having a suggestion box so that any pupil in school can tell us what they think
Do they get anything done?
Good Pupil Parliaments do get things done! Our examples include:
- raising awareness and collecting for the Bassetlaw Food Bank
More about the Pupil Parliament
The MPPs play a very important role in school life. We attend regular meetings and discuss important issues which may affect the pupils, parents and staff of Bracken Lane and the surrounding community.
The Chairperson can put forward a motion to the other MPPs to invite visitors to the meetings to discuss particular projects.
The secretary records minutes so that everyone can read what our meetings are about and what decisions we have made.
The treasurer records the money that we raise and spend, so that we keep good accounts.
We think our Pupil Parliament helps to make Bracken Lane an even better place to be!