Normanton Junior Academy School Council
Representing the Pupil Voice across the MAT
As part of the Waterton Academy Trust, Normanton Junior Academy's School Council is also a part of the Waterton Academy Trust Parliament. Each school council in the Trust selects two representatives from their members to represent the school's issues across the trust. A Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and a Chair are then voted for in the Parliament's Senior Leadership Team. This year's SLT come from South Kirby Academy (Emma our Prime Minister), Normanton Common Primary Academy (Nicolas our Deputy Prime Minister) and both Normanton Junior Academy (Emily our co-chair) and Normanton Common Primary Academy (Zara our co-chair)
Waterton Academy Trust School Parliament Meetings
As a children's parliament we meet every half term at a different MAT school to discuss issues and ideas raised by our School Councillors across the MAT school's.
Our last School Parliament meeting minutes are below.
During our visit with the Mayor we learnt about the history of Normanton Town Council, looked at the way local democracy works and enjoyed tea with the Mayor and his Councillors.
School Council in Action
Our school council works very hard to be the voice of our pupils both in our school and across the MAT. We take part in a wide variety of activities to support the representation of our school and it's children.
During Local Democracy week we visit Normanton Town Council and look at the role of the Mayor and town Councillors. We take a tour of the Council office's, ask questions and get to play at being Mayor by dressing in robes, banging the gavel and kicking the bell!
This year we were very privileged to be asked to take part in the Remembrance Day Parade and Service again. Our attending Councillors were a credit to us and behaved with the utmost respect and reverence as demanded by such a poignant affair.
This Autumn we once again held a food drive: collecting food and other goods to support our local food banks.
Waterton's Got Talent!
X Factor eat your heart out! Our councillors were tremendously fair with their scores and deliberations...Simon Cowell has nothing on our judging panel!
Our school council had the unenviable job of deciding who would go through to represent our school at the Waterton's Got Talent Show at Wakefield's Theatre Royal in March along with talented youngsters form our sister Mat schools. It was a daunting task that took place over weekly heats to decide the final ten finalists and then the ultimate two acts to go forward.
It was HARD. Extremely HARD!
Keep checking in for more news on our actions!