Pupil Parliament & Pupil Leadership

Wordsley Pupil Leadership

Increasing the opportunities for a diverse range of pupils to participate, contribute and shape the future of our school will be an invaluable and extremely rewarding experience. Wordsley Pupil Leadership aims to accomplish this via two distinct sections; Pupil Parliament and House Prefects.

Pupil Parliament

The Pupil Parliament will be structured much like the government, being made up of Ministries. Each Ministry will have a specific focus and £500 budget for improving The Wordsley School and its local community.

Pupil Parliament will promote pupil leadership opportunities that enable pupils to develop valuable communication, organisation and debating skills through key roles of responsibility and new experiences. The planned new structure will be an opportunity for pupils across all years and houses to work together.

Pupil Parliament will benefit the whole school, pupils and teachers, providing opportunities for pupils to communicate their opinions as well as influence the decisions that are made on their behalf. This aims to provide pupils with the opportunity to become a greater part of school, providing enjoyment and satisfaction in shaping the future direction of the school.

The core aims of the Pupil Parliament are:

  • To increase opportunities for pupil participation and leadership within school.

  • To represent all pupils by a body of pupils from a broad spectrum of the school.

  • To listen to the views and concerns of all pupils and make positive change.

  • To communicate the entire decision making process to pupils.

Who can be a member of Pupil Parliament?

Pupils will have an opportunity to apply to become a member of the Pupil Parliament at the beginning of each term with no interview. Those seeking lead positions will be interviewed by AF, Head Boy, Head Girl and a lead member of staff.

Ministry for School Facilities

- Internal fixtures & fittings.

- Grounds.

- Facilities.

Ministry for Pupil Wellbeing

-Develop and initiate strategies for peer-to-peer support.

Ministry for Sustainability

- Develop strategies for sustainability within the school and local community

Ministry for Opportunities

- Discuss curriculum and extended/extra curricular activities.

- Debate and consult on school rewards and sanctions.

House Prefects and Promotions

- Complete behaviour walks.

- Organise key fundraising events.

- Co-ordinate house events.

In each Ministry, there will be the following positions:

Lead Minister (Year 10)

  • 1 per Ministry

  • Chair meetings

  • Set the agenda

  • Oversight and control of the development plan

Finance Minister (Year 10)

  • 1 per Ministry

  • Management of the Ministry budget

  • Liaise with ‘Lead Staff’ for purchasing

Promotion & Liaison Ministers (Years 7 to 10)

  • 4 per Ministry

  • Take minutes of meetings and share with school (take turns)

  • In charge of all advertising and publicity (physical and online)

  • Oversee communication with form representatives

Ministry Representative (Years 7 to 10)

  • 10+ per Ministry

  • Contribute to the creation of the development plan

  • Suggest, discuss and debate agenda items

  • Undertake projects/promotion/liaison

Pupil Parliament Structure

  • Lead Ministry members will meet once at the beginning of each term for strategic planning, discussing priorities and setting agenda items.

  • Each Ministry will hold one meeting per half-term to debate agenda items, issues and initiatives within the focus of the Ministry.

  • Succession - the position of Lead Minister is for one year. When this has concluded, the pupil may apply for Head Boy/Girl and Senior Prefect or provide support for the next Lead Minister.

House Prefects and Promotions

Head Boy/Girl (2 pupils)

  • Deliver speech at Induction Evening

  • Deliver speech at Presentation Evening

  • Represent school at key events.

  • Involved in Pupil Parliament interviews

  • Lead Senior Prefect team

  • Lead discussion and organisation of fundraising events

House Captain and Deputy House Captain (3 per House)

  • Deputise for Head Boy/Girl where necessary

  • Team leader for Behaviour Walks - monitoring attendance

  • Participate in Award Assemblies

  • Lead discussion and organisation of House events

Year 11 Prefects (8 per House)

  • Conduct ‘Behaviour Walks’ in duty team

  • Give support and guidance to Year 10 Prefects

  • Participate in school fundraising events

  • Participate in school House Events

Year 10 Prefects (8 per House)

  • Conduct ‘Behaviour Walks’ in duty team

  • Participate in school fundraising events

  • Participate in school House Events

Development Plan

Pupil Parliament Development Plan - OVERALL (1).pdf


For more detail on Pupil Parliament, please contact Mr A Fisher, Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Personal Development.