Pupil Parliament at Nelson Academy promotes pupil leadership opportunities, enabling children to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills through key roles of responsibility, new experiences and decision making for our school community. Within our Pupil Parliament we are very lucky to allow pupils from all year groups (two from each class), to be actively involved in the way that the school is run. The pupils within Nelson Academy relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and benefit greatly from making their voices hear.
At the start of each new school year, we hold elections for our Pupil Parliament. The children then vote for two children to represent their class, which means we have 14 Pupil parliament representatives! Our Pupil Parliament meet every 2 weeks, from which they take whole school issues and ideas from their own classes and feed them back to Pupil Parliament.
What are the aims of Pupil Parliament?
- Represent all pupils and includes a fair representation of the school.
- Take time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views.
- Feedback to pupils about what happened and their views.
- Action decisions that have been made or explain why they can't happen.