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CHILDREN's government

As a school we are very keen that children should have a voice, and are heard. One of the ways we do this is through our Children's Government. We have tried to help our children appreciate the British political system at an age-appropriate level. Each autumn we invite children to put themselves forward for the Children's Government.

MANIFESTOS & CAMPAIGN WEEK

Those who want to stand are asked to produce a manifesto that is shared with the whole school. Posters are put up in each classroom and around school. A summary is given to class teachers to share with all children. During the week the candidates are encouraged to talk to their peers and share why they should vote for them.

ELECTION DAY

Following that we hold an election day, complete with polling booths and voting slips. Each child is allowed for vote for one candidate in their year group.

COUNTING THE VOTES

Votes are carefully counted by our Head Teacher and Vice Chair of Governors.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The winners are announced and congratulated, along with all the other candidates who stand for election. We are very proud of everyone who takes part.

GOVERNMENT FORMED & MINISTERS ELECTED

At our first meeting we elect each child to an office within our government.

BUSINESS BEGINS!

The government meets weekly, except for in exceptional circumstances. The ministers consider a range of issues and projects, some tasked to them by the senior leadership team, some at the suggestion of the ministers themselves. Currently they are looking at the following issues:

  • parking near school
  • use of our library bus
  • feedback on our new curriculum
  • promoting our school values

Ministers are asked to feedback to classes/whole school as needed, also to our senior leadership team.

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of Meetings

Summer 2018

23.04.18

14.05.18

21.05.18

11.06.18

18.06.18

09.07.18