Harold Court Primary School Council has evolved into a School Parliament. Here a group of pupils are elected by their peers to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. From this parliament a ‘cabinet’ has been elected. These children hold the titles of Shadow Head Teacher, Shadow Deputy Head, Shadow Include everyone leader, and Shadow ‘New children leader’. The School Parliament meets, once every half term, to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
Members of the School Parliament will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as: what to spend fund raising money on; improving Reward Time across the school or planning new playground activities.
Being a school parliamentarian is a really responsible job and as Harold Court Primary School Parliament is evolving to be a very effective one it does mean that every child learns a lot from taking part.
We want our school to be the kind of school that everyone enjoys coming to. It should be like a big family, where everyone knows and understands each other. We want it to be a cheerful place, where we look after people.
We want it to be a safe place where children can be trusted to be sensible, because everyone follows the class charters and the rules for a ‘Happy School’. We want everyone to be honest, have good manners and to treat people and possessions with respect.
We want to be proud of our work and try our best every day, so we do well with our learning. 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.
If everyone can do this we will remember the great time we had at Harold Court, with our friends, for the rest of our lives.