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What is Pupil Parliament?

At The Howard Academy Trust, our Pupil Parliament comprises of two representatives from each of our seven schools. Our representatives range from School Council and Student Voice members to Head Pupils and Form Captains. The group works collaboratively by sharing their views and discussing ways to make improvements in their respective schools. The group meets three times a year with the Chief Executive and Director of Education. These meetings are beneficial for the entire THAT community as they provide opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made within the Trust. Through Pupil Parliament, our representatives develop key skills such as confidence, communication, and negotiation. 

Pupil Parliament provides student leadership opportunities across the Trust. Representatives are able to engage with their peers to talk about issues impacting on their education. This space allows young people to have a voice in their education and can discuss any issues or things that work well in their schools with Trust leaders. Our Pupil Parliament does an invaluable job in helping Trust leaders to make decisions that will improve their education journey.   

Our most recent meeting was held on Tuesday 3 October 2023 in theConference Room at The Howard School. During this meeting, pupils met each other, and partnered up to discuss a range of topics, including the use of technology in lessons. Feedback from the group has been very useful and we are looking forward to our next meeting, to share improvements that have been made and discuss any further pressing topics. 

Our 2023/24 Representatives