Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Pupil Parliament

At Hillcroft, we pride ourselves on our students having a voice. We value their views on every aspect of school life, and nurture a culture where all children feel listened to, valued, respected and empowered.  

Every classroom allows all children to voice their views, and our Pupil Parliament actively promotes pupil leadership opportunities, enabling the children to develop valuable communication and organisation skills. 

We believe that providing pupils with key roles of responsibility is paramount to their development and learning experience.  The Pupil Parliament is structured much like the government as it is made up of different sub-committees.  Each of these committees is designed to have a specific focus on improving Hillcroft Primary School and its community. 

A member of staff leads each committee half termly or termly – with Miss Swain over-seeing the Parliament in its entirety.

In total, the Pupil Parliament consists of over 70 children, all coming together to help develop and support the school.  Leading this are the Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers.  They drive school improvement by generating key ideas as well as attending each committee meeting, feeding back to the Parliament Leader - Miss Swain.  Following this, with Miss Swain, they also work with Parent Ambassadors to ensure that all stakeholders within the Hillcroft Community are fully involved in developing our school.

To support the children's understanding of democracy and the role of Parliament, the children have experienced two workshops across the year. 

The first was a virtual tour of the Houses of Parliament and an online meeting with our Local MP during the Autumn Term.  The second will be a drama workshop exploring British Values in the second half of the Summer Term.  

Through the workshop the KS2 members of the Pupil Parliament will:

  • Travel through time to look at different points in history.
  • Discuss what democracy is
  • The Magna Carta - where did democracy start?
  • Things to be proud of in Britain since the Magna Carta
  • The Scouts and their values - similarity to British Values 
  • Discussion on what are the British Values?

And the KS1 members will explore:

  • What do we believe in? Reinforcing the importance of how different our individual beliefs can be.
  • Discussion around the five British Values.
  • Why is it important to follow our own beliefs?
  • Discussing freedom and what it might feel like to have this denied.
  • British Superheroes! Living your lives according to these British Values.

 

For more information on each committee, please navigate to their individual tab.

 

Please see link below for our most recent Pupil Voice Survey.

 

 

 

 

 

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