The School Parliament plays a vital role at Sir John Heron - do you want to help make a difference in school?
There are two children elected from every class as school parliament representatives whose job is to make sure that every voice is heard. The parliamentarians take responsibility and ask each and every individual child if they would like to make any effective changes to our school. The suggestions and feedback are shared with the Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary of the School Parliament during monthly meetings.
These suggestions are then brought to the attention of the adult in charge, who, in consultation with the Headteacher, will aim to make the necessary changes to make school a better place to learn.
School Parliament meetings
This week our School Parliament met with one thing on their mind- the environment!
As their focus for the year will be making our school a more environmentally friendly place to be, the School Parliament have set themselves the challenge of gaining Eco-Schools accreditation.
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After a vote, the 3 areas they elected to focus on were: the school grounds, litter and healthy lifestyles. The M.P.s have now met with their classes to get their input on how we might take action to improve in these 3 areas. If you have any ideas, share them with your class M.P.s and they’ll take them to the next School Parliament meeting.
The results are in!
The results of the School Parliament election were announced on Friday 20th September in assembly. Each class selected two MPs to represent their class in the parliament. The elected representatives for each class are:
Jesse Owens - Khadijah and Abdulrahman
Tanni Grey - Alimami and Azan
Darwin - Jay and Meenal
Nightingale - Fatima and Daiana
Dali - Sebi and Mahdiat
Monet - Harry and Tehana
Bach - Rayann and Ayna
Mozart - Ania and Hana
Purple - Danyaal and Aarththy
Yellow - Nadia and Yusef
Congratulations on your election win!
Don't forget you can talk to the school MPs in your class about lots of different things including how to make the school a more eco-friendly place.
Some of our campaign videos
School Parliament Elections - 17/09/2019
Democracy is an important British Value and we celebrated it by holding elections for the School Parliament this week. Each class from Year 2 to 6 voted for two candidates they wanted to represent them as a Member of the School Parliament (MP). All the candidates who wanted to be MPs made a campaign video trying to persuade their class mates to vote for them. The classes watched each campaign video before going to vote. Children voted with equipment used in general and other elections. The results will be announced in Friday’s assembly and put into next week’s newsletter so watch this space! The School Parliament has many responsibilities as part of their democratic role and this year they will be particularly focused on how the school can become more environmentally friendly.
Visit from the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP - 6th September 2019
In assembly on Friday 6th September, we had a visit from a very special guest, Stephen Timms, MP for our area came to talk to children about the important British Value of democracy.
This was part of the launch of the School Parliament. Children are currently making campaign videos to show their class to try and persuade their peers to vote for them in the School Parliament election, which will be happening soon!