School Parliament

A School Parliament is a formal group of pupils within a school who are elected by their peers to represent them and their views and to improve their school.

The Department for Education supports all schools to have structures in place allowing pupils to have a real say in issues that affect them and to know that their opinions count.

Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. A School Parliament can provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them and research shows that a School Parliament that is supported by the school helps to improve many aspects of school life..

Beaumont’s School Parliament is one that represents the views of all pupils and gets things done, making an effective council with regular meetings and good communication between council representatives and their class.  Each class votes for an MP to represent their class on the School Parliament, teaching our pupils about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability. It is also an important and useful way for the school to provide leadership and development opportunities for pupils.

Importantly, the School Parliament vote for the overall boy and girl who are always polite, kind and hardworking to be the Good Citizens of the term.