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 Mrs Hardcastle 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.  Following this, with Mrs Hardcastle, they also work with Parent Ambassadors to ensure that all stakeholders within the Hillcroft Community are fully involved in developing our school.

In asking the children how they felt about being a member of the 2022-2023 Pupil Parliament, 100% of them said that they had enjoyed the experience and 94% of the the children felt that they were valued in leading the development of the school.   

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