The Primary Parliament sessions enable children to focus on confidence and character attributes, team building skills and resilience.

  

Primary Parliament 2016/17 Evaluation report

During the Academic year 2016/17 a total of six sessions of primary parliament took place run by Nottingham City Council and supported by One Nottingham. A range of partner organisations and departments supported the agendas throughout the year.

The aim of the events is to give primary students an opportunity to feed into discussions on issues that affect their schools, local community and the City as a whole. Sessions enable children to focus on confidence and character attributes, team building skills and resilience. The Primary Parliament work gives schools an ideal opportunity to evidence effective pupil voice and participation within the Ofsted framework.

Thirty eight city schools and academies have participated during the year, over half of those coming to all three sessions. An overview of the sessions is on page 2, feedback from schools on the session can be found on pages 3 and 4.

Future plans for 2017/18

We now move into planning for 17/18 taking into account the positive experience of 16/17 and the valuable feedback from staff and children in building future sessions.

We have secured the Council House as the venue for all the sessions. Councillors David Mellen and Sam Webster will attend and when possible the Lord Mayor and the Sherriff. The themes that will underlie all sessions are cohesion and aspiration. 

We will continue our aim to engage a larger number of schools in the coming year, in particular those that have not been able to attend in previous years and invite all Nottingham City primary schools and academies to be involved. 

Taking into account the positive experience of 15/16 we now move into planning for 16/17 and are delighted to announce that Primary Parliament will be sponsored this year by One Nottingham.

We have secured the Council House as the venue for all the sessions. Councillors David Mellen and Sam Webster will attend and when possible the Lord Mayor and the Sherriff. The themes that will underlie all sessions are cohesion and aspiration.

We aim to engage a larger number of schools in the coming year, in particular those that have not been able to attend in previous years and invite all Nottingham City primary schools and academies to be involved. Dates for the coming year are:

All sessions are 9.30am to 2.30pm.

Dates for the coming year are:

Autumn Term - ‘Earning and Learning’
Friday 10 November or Wednesday 15 November

Spring Term - ‘Safe Lives, Positive Neighbourhoods, SMART City’
Friday 9 March or Wednesday 14 March

Summer Term - ‘Healthy, Creative You’
Friday 15 June or Wednesday 20 June

To register for the sessions please complete the booking form and return to l.abbott@bulwellacademy.co.uk