At Woolenwick Juniors we actively promote leadership opportunities for children to develop valuable communication and organisation skills. We believe that providing children with key roles of responsibility is paramount to their development and learning experience.
Our Pupil Parliament is a well-respected body within the school and consists of children from all year groups. At the start of the new school year in September the children were elected to the pupil Parliament by their peers. Each class voted for two children, which means we have sixteen school cabinet members.
Our Pupil Parliament meets regularly to discuss topics, issues and initiatives that affect them and their learning. Actions from each meeting are shared with the rest of the school on a regular basis. Children relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making a difference to their school.
The children consider whole school issues and discuss them in class, which then feeds back into the Pupil Parliament. They also share ideas and decisions from Pupil Parliament with their class. Decisions made within Pupil Parliament can, and do, have a real impact on the rest of the school. This year some of the issues we have looked/been involved with are –
- developing curriculum intent and implementation.
- our new feedback policy.
- the development of a local playground with Stevenage Borough Council.
- planting crocuses at a local park with the Rotary Club.
- home learning.
The Pupil Parliament is overseen by Miss J Marshall (Assistant Headteacher) and Mr G Hawkins (Headteacher).
Our Pupil Parliament consists of –
Chair – Jemma, Vice Chair – Bobby, Secretary – Lacey
Amber class: Phoenix and William
Zircon class: Jemma and Zachary
Jade class: Amelie and Bailey
Quartz class: Lacey and Bobby
Jet class: Cameron Cooper and Ada
Coral class: Amreen and George
Ruby class: Demi and Charlie
Topaz class: Reyaz and Melissa
Planting bulbs in the community with the Mayor of Stevenage