Parliament

Developing ‘student voice’ has been a key focus at Formby High School and the introduction of the School Parliament and the Junior Leadership Team has been at the centre of this initiative.

Our School Parliament allows students from across all year groups to contribute to the strategic direction of the school.  Comprising of two students from each form group, the Year Group Parliament meetings take place four times a year and allow the form reps to put forward a range of ‘hot topics’ for discussion.  From time to time, year groups are asked to research different ‘special topics’ for development. The full School Parliament meets twice a year.  These sessions allow for bespoke training in leadership, management and media work, encouraging students to further develop their collaborative and strategic thinking.

Recent success stories from our School Parliament have been the detailed exploration of recycling across the school, reviewing the impact of homework and the establishment of the annual rewards trips to Chester Zoo and Alton Towers.

The Junior Leadership Team is an elected body comprising of two parliamentarians from each year group.  They meet regularly, following each season of year group meetings, and prioritise student voice feedback to the school’s Senior Leadership Team at their JLT Breakfast.

The JLT are also encouraged to represent to school at major events within the school calendar, including speaking at Open Evening and attending awards ceremonies.  They also act as outstanding tour guides for candidates applying for posts at Formby High School.

2015-16 brings a new challenge to the School Parliament as we branch out into the world of digital media, marketing and an accredited student leadership award.

  • Parliamentarians will contribute to a new promotional video for the school
  • They will also take part in the exciting BBC School Report project, culminating in a high profile, high octane ‘news day’ on Thursday 19 March
  • Students will also work towards the new Student Leadership Accreditation award offered by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust – an opportunity to validate their contribution to the school using evidence in many valuable leadership areas offered in and out of the classroom