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Rockingham Primary School

At Rockingham we are committed to being an inclusive school, providing the best possible standard of education for every child.

Personal Development at Rockingham Primary School

Within school, we are keen to enable our children to develop the skills that they need to enable them to be confident, successful future citizens.  One of the ways we do this is by enabling children to take some responsibilities within school.

Junior Parliament

To help our children learn more about British Values and the role these play within our society, we have decided to establish our own school parliament to ensure that the voice of our children is always heard and valued.  We want our children to understand the purpose of a parliament and that members of parliament are elected to serve their community and to be a force for change.


Children who are interested in standing as a member of parliament for their class should prepare a short speech which can be delivered to their classmates.  To support the democratic process, children will then vote for their two representatives.  Children should be reminded of the qualities that they are looking for in their members of parliament as this is a position of responsibility.


Desirable qualities:

  • Confident speaker
  • Able to listen to the ideas of others
  • A role model
  • Reliable
  • Able to ask questions
  • Able to represent the views and ideas of their class


What is our School Parliament for?

The School Parliament is about:

  • Working and learning together
  • Learning about democracy
  • Learning how to play a positive role model in our community
  • Improving our school for everyone



The Junior Parliament will meet at least once per half term.  Children will be given the agenda the week before the meeting to enable them to discuss items with their peers.  Following the meeting, the parliamentarians will then report back to their class.


Meet our Junior Parliamentarians

Our Junior Parliamentarians will be easily identifiable by their badge.

Our first Junior Parliamentarians are:

Emil, Charlie, Lucy, Robert, Vlada, Ollie, Tiana, Bentley, Amie, Xander, Kate, Dominik, Remie, Dusan, Riley, Nicole and Halli.


Play leaders

We now have a group of fully trained Year 6 children who are play leaders.  They lead and organise activities during playtimes for other children to take part in.  These activities change regularly depending upon the interests of the children.  They include arts and crafts, sports activities and also board games.

Our Play leaders are:

Cassie-Jo, Jude, Abi, Laila, Yasmine, Sophie, Elliot, Jayden, Nicole, Jeffrey, Junior, Riley, Olivia, Tarak and Hope.


House Captains

At Rockingham, we have four house teams which are: Ruby, Citrine, Sapphire and Emerald.  Every child is allocated to one of the houses which they then support during our whole school events.  When our children log their reading, they earn points for their house team.  Our Sports Days are very competitive with each house bidding to earn the most house points to enable them to be awarded with the house cup. Our house captains are chosen from our Year 6 pupils who help to organise events and take a leading role in our whole school celebration assemblies.

Our house captains for this year are:

Ruby - Halli and Alisha

Citrine - Jeffrey and Nicole

Sapphire - Elliot and Katarina

Emerald - Abi and Noah