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Carterhatch School Parliament

Carterhatch is proud to have its very own School Parliament.  This is an opportunity to hear the views of all pupils through a democratic process.  The Parliament plays an important role in the life of the School providing a forum for:  pupil voice, the opportunity to learn skills in speaking and listening, democracy at work, team work, enterprise, and pupil involvement in school improvement and sustainability.

Each class in Years 3-5 votes for its Class Councillors, one girl and one boy. The Councillors are responsible for collecting the views and issues raised in their classes.  In Year 6, instead of Councillors, each class has two MPs (Members of Parliament) who lead the School Parliament meetings. 

The MPs from each Carterhatch Family meet with the Headteacher every half term.

A special 'Polling Day' takes place to vote for the Year 6 MPs.  Pupils visit the school hall to vote on ballot papers which they put into a ballot box.

Bambos Charalambous, MP, visited us and explained the importance of democracy and the pupils using their vote wisely

  Pupils received their own polling card and were checked against the Carterhatch electoral roll

Pupils voted in a booth, on a ballot paper, for who they wanted as their family MP