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Carterhatch Parliament

Carterhatch is proud to have it's 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 has a Class Councillor. 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 their council in meetings.  They take minutes and chair the meeting, supported by SLT.  These councils are arranged in Carterhatch Family groupings. 

  • The MPs from each Carterhatch Family meet with the Headteacher each half term.
  • A special 'Polling Day' takes place to vote for the Councillors and MPs - children have to visit the school hall to vote on ballot papers and enter into a ballot box.   

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

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

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