Lea Valley Academy

Lea Valley Student Parliament

At Lea Valley, we strongly believe in the importance of our students having a voice within the school.

The Student Parliament meet in the fourth week of each half term; and one representative for each year group attend the meeting, chaired by the Student Presidents. All parties are invited to have their views represented, and are responsible for reminding all students about the meeting date and agenda.

One student is elected to be Student Parliament Secretary, and is responsible for taking meeting minutes, that is fed back in Student Parliament lunches with the Principal, that occur the fifth week of each half term.

Role of the Student Parliament:

Campaigns- The Student Parliament will lead termly campaigns, alongside year councils, to deliver themed assemblies and events and promote these. The Student President and Vice Presidents ensure all actions are executed and will organise the publication of information about campaigns through the Year and Council Representatives.

Responsibilities- Representatives from the Student Parliament are expected to take a leadership role and support parents, carers and staff at school events such as Graduation and parents evening.

Student Panels- Representatives from the Student Parliament may also be used to form student panels for interviews; receiving training as appropriate.

Mediation Training- Members of the Student Parliament may receive mediation training in order to run a ‘surgery’, helping to resolve low level behaviour difficulties peers may be facing.

Jack Petchey Award- The Student Parliament reviews nominations for the Jack Petchey Award thrice yearly and nominates a winner. Student Parliament representatives lead termly reward assemblies in which these are distributed to students.