Class Member of Parliament (MP) and Pupil Voice
At the start of the autumn term, the upper Key Stage 2 classes elected their members of Parliament.
Meet Our New MPs
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What is a Member of Parliament (MP)?
Our MPs are a group of children who meet regularly to discuss how they can improve their school. The MPs will meet regularly to discuss action points for the school development. The aim of this programme is to develop and equip each MP with leadership skills that can be transferred into valuable life skills.
Why do we have MPs?
- To help us to improve the school according to the children's point of view.
- To make sure that all children have a platform to voice their opinions.
- To discuss and raise issues.
The MPs will have opportunities to develop areas of our school to improve school life for all staff and children. They will produce termly Newsletters to inform their school community of their contributions to school life. They have a designated webpage on our school website and a notice board to share information.
Bedford Borough Pupil Voice Conference 2019
Student Leadership - Pupil Voice Autumn term 2019 updates…
The group kicked started the programme on a very positive note. They have shown great enthusiasm and dedication. The children have explored attributes needed to become a great leader. They have also explored the role and responsibility of an MP.
Currently they are busy producing their MP introduction presentations. The MPs have been preparing them during their lunchtime break. They have shown great commitment and endurance over this time. Their presentations will be shared with the whole school before the end of the term.
The group have started their training on becoming a School Tour Guide. In the near future the children will support school events and provide a tour of the school for our prospective parents.
The MPs have started to think about ways that they can improve and develop our school. They will base their ideas and actions on the schools Mission Statement and the SOTO quadrants.
They now have their own notice board. They will display minutes from their meetings, developments/actions they are undertaking and their termly newsletter.
The MPs interviewed Mrs Hotchkiss on how to prepare a newsletter. The group prepared some questions for the session to help them with developing their understanding of constructing a newsletter. The children will prepare their first edition before the end of this term.
The group will be attending a Bedford Borough wide Pupil Voice Conference on the 5th December. They are all really excited about meeting other MPs to gather new ideas to develop their role in school. They have also received an invitation from the School Kitchen Manager to attend a tastier session for the new school menu.
The children will undertake interviews for positions within Parliament. A Prime Minister and Deputy Head will be selected. Other roles will include a Clerk, News Editor and many more.
The children have received their diaries and personalised MP badges which they wear with pride.
Pupil Voice – What have you enjoyed or not enjoyed about the role of an MP.
Here is what some of them said.
“I have found it exciting because I am learning adult skills”.
“I think the programme has improved greatly since I was a MP”.
“I like the structure of the programme”.
“I like the space that we work in and being part of a team”.
“It’s been a nice experience working with other children”. “The resources are good”. “I have developed the skill of working in a team”.
“I have enjoyed everything that has been on offer”. “It’s been greatly improved”. “I also like the refreshments at our meetings”.
“I have enjoyed developing my understanding of the school through the School Guide Tour training”.
“I have enjoyed learning the value of co-operation”. “Also making decisions and sharing my ideas”.