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22/01/21

Reception are learning all about Dinosaurs 🦕 We’re impressed with this fantastic learning from home 😊 Well done Fox and Badger class https://t.co/Cxg4y3u1hd

21/01/21

YR1 have been creating some beautiful stand alone abstract sculptures. Fantastic work both from home and in school. https://t.co/bZ9WLihGRz

18/01/21

Retweetd From charlie mackesy

Thank you. https://t.co/Xmw5iAcARn

18/01/21

We love this. Thank you 😊

18/01/21

This is fantastic 😊

18/01/21

Huge thank you to our year 3 parents who sent some coffee and treats in for the staff team- very much appreciated and delicious 😋 https://t.co/rKqOxtzHVV

15/01/21

It’s our favourite rule too 😊#BeKind

15/01/21

YR2 children have come up with some amazing class charters for using teams safely and sensibly whilst learning from home and within school. https://t.co/h0bEtDCJc0

08/01/21

Retweetd From BookTrust

Looking for a fun way to help your children get creative? There's still time to enter 's wonderful writing competition for primary school children - she wants them to come up with stories full of joy and hope! Find out more here: https://t.co/pFJJyMSpNP https://t.co/CseaPpUWU0

08/01/21

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

Some fantastic independent writing from Reception with a lovely message to our staff team 😊’To the school my family is proud of the teachers’. We couldn’t agree more https://t.co/f3a1kdWIRS

08/01/21

Thank you so much for such positive feedback 😊

08/01/21

Retweetd From Andrew Griffiths

. I gather wants us to complain to you if we think lockdown school provision isn't up to standard - when teachers had all of 12 hours to prepare. Well, I'd like you to know that is doing a *fantastic* job for our kids.

08/01/21

Some fantastic independent writing from Reception with a lovely message to our staff team 😊’To the school my family is proud of the teachers’. We couldn’t agree more https://t.co/f3a1kdWIRS

05/01/21

Day one of remote learning has been a great success and we have been overwhelmed with your messages of support- thank you! Huge well done to our amazing staff team, all of the children and our amazing parents for all of their efforts today

03/01/21

Happy New Year to all of our HPABe families! A reminder that tomorrow is an inset day and remote learning and in school provision for critical worker and vulnerable children starts on Tuesday 5th January. More info coming home tomorrow so please check your emails. https://t.co/FU6VIJ9OXC

31/12/20

Following the government announcement yesterday, we ask that all families check their e mails for information about January. Our academy will remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children.

18/12/20

We wish all of our Hpabe families a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for all of your support over the past term. Now for a rest!! https://t.co/5zmyM8JUSB

15/12/20

Have you responded to the admissions consultation for ? Please make sure that you do. More information can be found on https://t.co/7MbitJqiyQ

04/12/20

We received a very special message from a certain 🎅🏽 today. He spoke about all our wonderful children, staff, our school core values and even awarded us Beckenham bubbles for our amazing achievements in what has been such a hard year for many. Merry Christmas ho ho ho https://t.co/zhhdhBSu10

28/11/20

It’s beginning... thanks to for decorating the trees ready for next week https://t.co/EjWAqDkkEJ

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Pupil Parliament

At Harris Primary Academy Beckenham we actively encourage leadership opportunities and pupil independence. This is with the aim of developing valuable leadership, communication and organisational skills. We believe that it is vital for our pupils to have a voice and be involved in key decisions related to our academy.  

Pupil Parliament within our academy is structured much like the UK Government.  It is made up of different ministerial roles and ministers have the opportunity to lead on various projects throughout their time in Pupil Parliament.  Each of these roles is designed to have a specific focus on improving our academy.

Children will share new ideas or discuss matters that arise, they feed back to their classes and bring thoughts and resolutions on issues affecting them. The outcomes of these discussions are shared with the Senior Leadership Team who consider, discuss and respond to the matters raised.

How do you join Pupil Parliament?

Our Pupil Parliament change Cabinet Ministers once per year. To become a part of Pupil Parliament children in YR1 – YR6 are encouraged to nominate themselves for election during election week. All children then get a chance to vote in a democratic election.  Following the vote,  2 representatives from each year group will  be elected and become members of Parliament. They then attend meetings which are held on a regular basis to discuss issues that are important to the children and work on projects to improve their academy. The projects they take on are varied and range from ways to improve the facilities, their learning journeys or best ways to fundraise for outside charities.

Our Ministerial Roles

  1. Prime Minister
  2. Deputy Prime Minister
  3. Health and Fitness Minister
  4. Outdoor Learning Minister
  5. Fundraising Minister
  6. Friendship and Support Minister
  7. Teacher Support Minister  

 

How have Pupil Parliament made a difference within school since 2017?

The projects and topics that Pupil Parliament take on vary throughout the school year.  Projects are linked to the academy context at the time and may also be chosen because children feel they are important and need addressing.

Below you will find just some of the projects that Pupil Parliament have worked on Since 2017

  • Created posters to place around school to raise awareness of road safety.
  • Created a promotional video and held a democratic vote within the school community on which local charities should have funds raised for them, contacted these charities to start working together.
  • Wrote to the UK’s Prime Minister to ask questions regarding parliament and received a reply.
  • Visited the Houses of Parliament to gain a deeper knowledge of Parliament within the UK.
  • Asked classes to take part in a ‘diversity within our school’ questionnaire and then created a video celebrating diversity and presented it at a whole school assembly.
  • Created posters and a display celebrating diversity and placed throughout the school.
  • Written a half-termly piece for the school newsletter updating projects that they have accomplished or taking on within school.
  • Raised funds with the whole school for The Poppy Appeal, Children in Need, Comic Relief and other charities.
  • Met with Pupil Parliaments from across the Harris Federation at the Harris head office to discuss key issues that face us all and plan how we can work collaboratively.
  • Created a manifesto of ideas for change within school. These ideas included the following that have now been implemented:

- A new after school science club

- Healthy eating promotion

- Extra PE lessons

- Staff Star of The Week celebration

- Approaching the PTA to purchase playground benches and equipment.

- Approached the PTA to give them a donation towards manifesto goals that they could then use to create further funds for projects.

Pupil Parliament is a much loved and important part of our academy and children and staff continually thrive in this context as our academy grows.

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