‘Pupil Voice’ at Chesterton Primary School is represented through the ‘Pupil’s Parliament,’ a group of children elected by their class peers to represent them in whole school decision making, such as selecting a new Head Teacher or Teachers, reviewing and evaluating the School Self-Evaluation, identifying priorities for the School Improvement Plan, etc.
The ‘Pupil’s Parliament’ is made up of an elected ‘Head Girl,’ ‘Deputy Head Girl,’ 'Head Boy’ and ‘Deputy Head Boy’ from the Year 6 class, and one elected member for each class from Year 1 to Year 5.
The ‘Pupil’s Parliament’ for 2016-2017 is made up of:
Head Girl: Emily Lockett
Head Boy: Kayden Jones
Deputy Head Girl: Ebony Clowes
Deputy Head Boy: Drew Finney
Year 5: Lizzy Parkin
Year 4: Tiegan Hill
Year 3: Marco Lanza
Year 2: Freya Sturge & Ryan Leonard
Year 1: Kasey-Leigh Morris
The ‘Pupil’s Parliament’ hold weekly class meetings to discuss and identify items for the next meeting agenda and to provide feedback from the previous meeting. Parliament meetings are held with the Headteacher on a fortnightly basis where the children are able to express their thoughts, ideas and beliefs about the betterment of the school.
The ‘Pupil’s Parliament’ is supported by members of the ‘Eco-Council' who are also ‘democratically’ elected by their class peers:
Year 5: Jack Aubrey
Year 4: Sam Wilton-Hobson
Year 3: Macaulay Edwards
Year 2: Logan Copeland
Year 1: Connor Maidment
The Eco-Council have created their own ‘Eco-Code’ that they are committed to uphold. The ‘Code’ can be found below:
- Collect scrap paper to recycle;
- Help our wild life and look after our garden;
- Eat healthy snacks;
- Switch lights off when room not in use;
- Turn taps off. Don’t leave them dripping;
- Eat healthy dinners;
- Recycle and reuse as much as you can;
- Tidy litter away in to bins;
- Only use what you need;
- Never drop litter.
The Eco-Council has achieved the following awards: