At Bayton Primary School we believe that children and young people need to be active participants in their own education and to feel that their opinions will be heard. We believe that as a school we are striving to be respectful, be responsible and be wise. These values will see us through our journey after life at Bayton and that we need to have a clear respectful, responsible understanding of the world around us so that we can make wise choices. The Pupil Parliament has been set up at Bayton so that it reflects the Parliament in England. Pupils will have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos but also broaden the experiences and wider development of our young people.
Our parliament is structured:
Prime Minister & Chancellor (Years 6)
Cabinet Minister x7 pupils (Year 6)
MP's - A boy and girl from each year group
The children are voted into their positions by their peers through a democratic vote. The Ministers will work along side Mrs Wood and Mrs Paske to be the voices of their peers and implement positive changes within the school.
Our Pupil Parliament
Pupil Vision Statement (written by the Pupil Parliament Team)
What is pupil parliament?
Parliament is structured much like the government as it is made up of different sub-committees. Each of these committees is designed to have a specific focus on improving Bayton C of E Primary School.
Pupil parliament promotes pupil leadership opportunities enabling children to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills through key roles of responsibility and new experiences. It allows pupils from all year groups to be actively involved and the parliament work closely with Mrs Wood and have a close partnership with Bayton PTA.
Pupil Parliament benefits the whole school, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their opinions as well as influence the decisions that are made on their behalf. Pupils relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making their voices heard. We link our vision for the school to our school vision: nurturing, growing and thriving. We want to nurture the needs of the children in our school to enable us to help the school and the children grow and finally for them all to continue to thrive once the cabinet ministers leave Bayton C of E primary at the end of the academic year.
To become a member of Bayton's Pupil Parliament, pupils must write an application speech and be voted in by their peers.
The aims of the Pupil Parliament:
*Represent all pupils and includes a fair representation of the school.
*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 cannot happen.
How is Bayton Parliament Structured?
At the start of the year, an election is held for year 6 pupils to be voted as Prime minister and chancellor and members of the cabinet. The cabinet is split into sub-committees; health and well-being, sport, education, e-co and behaviour.
Children in reception to year 5 will have two children elected to be our class MP's.
The cabinet and MP's meet monthly with Mrs Wood.
2023-2024 Pupil Parliament Action Plan
This academic year Bayton Pupil Parliament would like to action the following;
- To improve the playground by working with the PTA to fund raise and have an adventure playground installed.
- To improve the quality of small playtime equipment available for children to use at break times.
- To improve the quality of reading books available for children in our school library especially for older children so they can flourish in reading for pleasure.