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School Parliament

We are very proud of the role our School Parliament have at Chawson.


The school parliament is structured much like the government, as it is made up of different sub-committees.  Each of these committees is designed to have a specific focus on improving Chawson First School. 


The school parliament promotes pupil leadership opportunities, enabling children to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills through key roles of responsibility and new experiences. The school parliament benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their opinions as well as influence the decisions that are made on their behalf.  Pupils relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making their voices heard.



·         To develop pupil voice across the school

·         To give the children an experience of democracy and politics

·         To enable the children to lead projects across the school

·         To develop teamwork and confidence



All children in KS1 & 2 are given the opportunity to apply for roles on the school parliament. 


What do we do? 

The ministers hold regular meetings with their class to discuss topics, issues and initiatives that affect them and their learning environment as well as charity events.  Each sub-committee regularly meets with their teacher lead to discuss issues raised by the class and other important areas. The ministers work together on projects with different members of staff to get the best out of every project.


Committees this year include:

Learning ministers

Behaviour ministers

Oracy ministers

Art ministers

Internet safety ministers

Sports ministers

Charity ministers

Eco ministers

Reading ministers

Animal care ministers