At Stanhope we are proud to have our own school parliament. This is an opportunity to hear the views of all pupils through a democratic process and learn how to action ideas. Being a class Councillor and MP is a very responsible position as the children are required to have sensible ideas and take on projects in their spare time.
Our School Parliament focuses on:
- Working and learning together
- Learning about democracy
- Learning how to play a positive role model in our community
- Improving our school for everyone
Each class across the school has a class councillor who is responsible for collecting the views and issues raised in their classes. In Year Six, instead of councillors, each 'family' has two MPs (Members of Parliament).
Every half term, the MPs meet with the class councillors to receive feedback and ideas from across the school. These meetings are chaired by the MPs who also work to an agenda and take minutes.
The MPs meeting weekly with an Assistant Headteacher to work through an action plan and discuss any future initiatives.