At Tregolls Academy, we believe in encouraging our pupils to be confident in sharing their views and engaging them in roles of responsibility to help our school become even better.
How do we do this?
Head Boy and Head Girl
Firstly, each year, a boy and girl from Year 6 are selected to become Head Boy and Head Girl. Their role is to represent the pupils in various ways and to support the Headteacher in pupil matters. The children chosen are excellent role models for the other children and are able to lead a team of prefects. They are expected to establish and maintain the highest standards of behaviour and attitude at all times, providing a positive role model for other students across the school.
Each year a boy and girl representative from each class is nominated by their class to sit on the Pupil Parliament. The Parliament meets with the Assistant Headteacher weekly to discuss any school issues or plan any forthcoming events. Every week, each class holds a meeting where they discuss any class issues arising which could feed in to the next Pupil Parliament meeting.
What do the Pupil Parliament Members do?
The Pupil Parliament takes part in lots of activities including:
• Listening to the views and concerns of other pupils;
• Representing these concerns to the Headteacher, teachers and other adults;
• Coming up with ideas to help improve the school and make decisions;
• Thinking of ways to contribute locally and globally;
• Fundraise for Tregolls and charities;
• Having the responsibility for a budget;
Being a Pupil Parliament member is a very responsible position as you have to have a lot of sensible ideas and sometimes have to do things in your lunch times. Members play a very important part in our Tregolls community!
Pupil Parliament: Special Jumpers
A huge congratulations to our Pupil Parliament members who were presented with their special jumpers today. Don’t they look official?! Now they will be more recognisable around the school, so other children can go and share their ideas with them. We have already had lots of productive meetings and the children have been great at actioning their plans for the school.
We use the strategy of ‘Talking Partners’ in our everyday learning to promote pupil voice.
A group of Y6 pupils are selected to organise physical activities for the younger children at lunchtimes. In addition to co-ordinating playtime games, they also help to solve any conflicts.
Pupil Parliament Subject Ministers Lesson Observations May 2016
PP Subject Minister Observations
The PP ministers for Maths, Science, P.E and Literacy observed our school Subject Leaders teach a lesson for their subject area.
This is what we thought…
Reception children were very well behaved, they listened well and loved learning about alphabetical order. The lesson was really fun and all the children enjoyed it!
Science was really hands on and all the children were enthusiastic about their learning. The children loved doing science experiments. We all agree these are the most enjoyable lessons!
In maths, children were able to explain their thinking and some were even able to go off to do five star independently! This is because the teacher knew each child in her class really well, how she needed to help them and what they need to do next in their learning. They were learning really tricky maths! All the chn had maths equipment available to help them with their learning – we think this is really important!
During P.E, children were learning athletics on the 3G pitch. Even when the weather has not been nice we get to do P.E outside. We love sport and love to play it outside whatever the weather! Children were challenged and the lesson was really fun.
To make our lesson even better, we would like them to be more active with is less sitting down, for example learning maths through P.E!
Pupil Parliament Noticeboard
Our new Pupil Parliament Noticeboard, updated by Pupil Parliament members, will allow everyone in the school to see:
- What the Pupil Parliament is working on
- Who they talk to to get involved
- What the hold ups are
- What’s off-limits and what’s been achieved
2016/17 Pupil Well-Being Survey