Democracy in Action
Belmont Parliament members are elected to represent the pupils in their class. All classes learn about the process of elections and take part in voting for their chosen representative. This is part of Belmont's commitment to promoting British Values and the children's understanding of democracy. They are involved in helping the leadership team in the school make important decisions. Their first job is to decide on their priorities for the year and to create a pledge for the school.
Members of Belmont Academy Parliament
- Year 3 - Ruby B and Nick
- Year 4 - Holly and Finley
- Year 5 - Oscar and Emilia
- Year 6 - Amber and Kunmi
Each of our Parliament members has the opportunity to run for one of three key roles within Parliament; Chief Speaker, Treasurer and Secretary. Parliament pupils had to preparea manifesto detailing their suitability for the role and this was shared with the pupils during an assembly. To promote democracy, the pupils then voted for their chosen pupils with the results listed below:
Chief Speaker: Amber Treasurer: Holly Secretary: Finley
Members of Belmont Parliament know that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. The eight Learning Goals are demonstrated by our MPs in their relationships with others and their attitude to school.
Members of Belmont Parliament will work together this year to achieve the following:
- Raise money for a chosen charity each term
- Seek opportunities and idea to improve play and luchtime to make our playgrounds happier
- Work with teachers to improve learning opportunities within school including taking part in more tournaments and competitions
- Promote wellbeing across school and work with the Wellbeing Committee
- Work with adults to make sure children feel safe and ensure Belmont is a Bully-Free Zone
Our charity work and final Pledge on anti-bullying are key parts of our work this year.