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Pupil Parliament

Pupil Parliament At William Rhodes Primary School 

At William Rhodes Primary School we believe that children and young people need to be active participants in their own education and to feel that their opinions will be heard. We seek ways to listen to the views of our pupils and involve them in decision-making so that they are engaged as partners in the life of the school.


The Pupil Parliament has been set up to develop the ways in which pupils can make a positive contribution to the school but also broaden the experiences and wider development of our children.


Pupil Parliament:

- Is a positive forum

- Provides an opportunity for all pupils to be heard

- Provides a forum for the leadership of the school to listen to the pupils' opinions

- Aids communication throughout the school

- Builds the pupils' confidence and self-esteem

- Encourages the pupils to be active citizens

- Provides all pupils with a democratic model


The children who were interested in being a part of Pupil Parliament put their names forward along with a rationale as to why they wanted to do the role. Then within their class a ballot was held to elect the members for the academic year.


The Pupil Parliament is made up of Four Sub Committees:

- Environment

- Well-being

- Curriculum

- Communication