The Glyn Learning Foundation

Pupil Parliament

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At Danetree we actively promote pupil leadership opportunities, enabling your child 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.

What are the aims of the Pupil Parliament?

  • Represent all pupils and include as many people as possible.

  • Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views.

  • Feedback to pupils about what happened about their views.

  • Action decisions that have been made or explain why they can’t happen.

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Our successful Pupil Parliament is a well-respected body within the school and consists of pupils between Years 2 and 6. Children involved in our Pupil Parliament meet regularly to discuss topics, issues and initiatives that affect them and their learning environment. As part of their responsibilities, the team organise their own meetings, decide on an agenda, share new ideas and vote on a number of school-related issues.  Actions from each meeting are shared with the rest of the school on a regular basis.  Pupils relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making their voices heard. 

Term

Item

Action

Impact

Autumn term

Anti bullying assembly

We developed and delivered an informative assembly script outlining the different types of bullying, how to recognize bullying and what to do if you feel you are being bullied. We worked together to research ideas for the script.

The assembly formed an important part of our Anti Bullying week. The whole school community was given the opportunity to participate in the assembly which heightened the awareness of what bullying really is. The assembly was made accessible on our school website.

Odd Socks Day

Pupil Parliament wanted to raise awareness of Anti Bullying week so they researched different events that we could get involved in. They selected Odd Socks day as it was a national campaign and could be completed across both KS1 and KS2.

Throughout Odd Socks Day Pupil Parliament taught a lesson to their classes about anti bullying - highlighting key terms and what to do in various situations.

 

Anti Bullying Poster Competition

Pupil Parliament wanted to rasie awarness of Anti Bullying week even further so they created and promoted a poster compeition that was run across the school. All posters are currently displayed around the school. The winner was judged by Miss Drake (PSHE lead). 

From the posters being displayed around the school, Pupil Parliament have raised awarness of what bullying is and how we can prevent it. The winning poster was made accessible on our school website.

Road Safety

Some of the Pupil Parliament Representatives met with local councilors, Mrs Singelton and Mr Coley to discuss the importance of road safety and how we could promote this at Danetree. They came up with a list of actions the school now need to act upon.

Expand use of the school site rear entrance to KS1 and increase the opening times

Appoint a crossing warden (it is an endorsable offence for motorists to ignore one)

Promote the Harrier Centre car park with a dedicated letter at the start of each term

Explore fundraising for Vehicle Activated Signs

GLF CEO to write to the local MP requesting lobbying for School Streets legislation in Surrey

Explore a rewards system for pupils getting to school on foot/by bike

Continue to enquire about the trial School road in Farnham.

Spring term

Quad Development

As a group, the Pupil Parliament discussed the plans and began drafting ideas as to what this area could be used for. They took this back to their classes to gauge a whole school picture. All representatives were encouraged to get their class out in the new area within the Spring term, before Phase 2 begins in the summer.

All Pupil Parliament representatives have worked with their classes to begin to generate ideas of what the Quad space could be used for. Examples included wellbeing area, reading corner, vegetable patches, PE lessons, performances, forest school. Miss Cudd will work alongside other subject leaders and the Pupil Parliament representatives to bring these suggestions to life.

Phase 1 of the Quad area is now complete and 100% of Year 2 -6chn have accessed the new space this half term.

Awaiting Pupil Voice Survey results.

 

Playground

Pupil Parliament representatives created and delivered a survey, voting on which equipment and markings their class would like on the playground.

Miss Cudd has fed this back to Mrs Clement who has now organised the winning votes to be placed on the playground within the Summer term.

 

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