School Parliament

Garfield Parliament

The purpose of Garfield School Parliament is to give our pupils a platform to voice their opinions, ideas and to share their thoughts about our school and how we can make it an even better place for us to learn and be happy. We want to be proud of our work and try our best every day, so we do well in our learning and are the best that we can be. We will keep going when things are challenging and listen carefully to each other. We want to find out interesting and useful things about the world.

Members for the School Parliament are elected by their peers to represent them in the school parliament. Parliament regularly meets to discuss ways we can improve and develop our school. The children discuss and debate their ideas and we decide together what to do next and what to prioritise. Children are also responsible for coming up with the ideas that they feel are important to the school. They also advise other members of parliament what their classmates are concerned about and bring ideas to each meeting.

What is our School Parliament for?

We meet regularly each half term so that we can:

  • Work and learn together
  • Learn about democracy, which is one of our 5 British Values
  • Learn how to be a positive role model in our community
  • Improve our school for everyone

Our School Parliament wants to involve everyone always.

Everybody at Garfield is welcome to help by:

  • Finding things that they would like to change
  • Finding ways to make things better
  • Communicating with the parliament
  • Working together to turn ideas into actions

Staff at Garfield are there to help the School Parliament to achieve their goals by:

  • Helping them to do their work
  • Allowing them time to meet
  • Supporting them with competitions and class initiatives.