I would like to formally introduce myself. My name is Jayney and I am our school’s elected Prime Minister for the academic year 2019-20. I am proud to serve the children at our school.
Although my time at Coton school has been shorter than most, I joined the school in Year 4, the teachers have made learning so much fun and I have become much more confident in my abilities during this time. This was my principle reason for standing to be our school’s Prime Minister – my way of saying a big thank you!
As Prime Minister, I work with Mr Smith and the other elected Members of Parliament to come up with new ideas and solutions. We are keen to improve our school and be a voice for the children. If any child has an idea, they take it to their class MP and then this MP raises a motion by filling in a slip and handing it to our Speaker of the House, Kiera. We then discuss the motions put forward at our weekly meetings. A few recent examples of this have been getting the school involved in more recycling, setting up of a daily morning mile before school and investigating into new whiteboard markers for the classrooms. We can’t promise the world – no politician can, but we love our school and we want it to be a happy, fun and safe place for everybody.
There are lots of other elected children on our Parliament, all
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER – Norma Rose
CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER– Frazer
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE – Kiera
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR PUPIL HEALTH & WELL-BEING – Lottie
Junior Ministers for Pupil Health & Well-Being: Lochlann, Eleanor
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EDUCATION – Tamsin
Junior Ministers for Education: Leonard, Saffie, Freddie, Mason
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COLLECTIVE WORSHIP– Felicity
Junior Ministers for Collective Worship: Ava, Maisie
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT – Alice
Junior Ministers for Environment: Jeffrey, Kayden-Jaye, Riley
Our meetings take place once a week, usually on Monday lunchtimes. We keep minutes of the meetings and we just enjoy being able to make a difference. Our Parliament helps us to understand what life is like in the outside world, away from school. In real life! We all look forward to making an impact in the year ahead.
Jayney (Year 6)