On Wednesday 21st March, our Transform Trust Parliament Members were lucky enough to be able to hold their meeting at the Nottingham City Council House. They were joined by the Sheriff of Nottingham and were treated to a tour of the building. The meeting was chaired by our new Chair and Vice Chair who took excellent control and direction of the meeting. It was another incredibly successful meeting with ideas discussed and decisions made. Thank you very much to the Civic Office for arranging this for us. What a fabulous experience for the children (and the staff too!)
Our Children's Parliament met again on Friday 26th January and we were delighted to welcome Mr Alex Norris MP to our meeting. Our Parliament members asked him some probing and interesting questions and he shared some insightful information on what it is like to be a Member of Parliament. Mr Norris also assisted with our election of Chair and Vice Chair, which saw a number of children put themselves forward and present to the rest of the group outlining why theyshould be elected. There were some fantastic addresses and we are very proud indeed to have such a high caliber of children to choose from.
We are delighted to congratulate Munty from Allenton Community Primary School on becoming Chair of Children's Parliament. He took hold of the reigns immediately and very ably and confidently chaired the rest of the meeting, taking over from our CEO Rebecca Meredith. Warmest congratulations also to Joy from Sneinton St Stephen's C of E Primary School who was voted in as Vice Chair. Our Chair guided us through a discussion and vote and our Parliament are now focused on a Trust wide group project which looks set to be something incredible!
Watch this space!
Transform Trust's Children's Parliament is the voice of our pupils across the Trust. It is made up of two elected Year 6 representatives from each school within the Trust. The children undertake an important role in identifying areas for improvement and being the driving force of change. They meet together around 6 times per year and debate ideas and initiatives that are then implemented throughout the Trust. They have a direct reporting line into the Trustees and are a truly valuable and respected group.
- “I have been chosen to do many important jobs in school like behaviour buddies. We are meant to protect the younger children from danger. I have been selected as School Council/Parliament and as I will get more jobs to help the environment, I will be satisfied.”
- “I will bring leadership but I won’t take over because it can’t give others a chance to speak their mind. I will be a good listener and also help their ideas take action in some way to affect our learning.”
- My Pledge: “I will always try to communicate to the other schools to set a clear idea. I will try my best with the Trust and outside of it.” - Year 6 Pupil, Sneinton CofE Primary