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The School Parliament's focus for this term is to plan a cultural celebration day. Pupils identified some ideas they would like to focus on then created a shortlist. School Parliament Reps were then responsible for taking a vote in their classes in order to select the focus. School Parliament Reps have taken surveys with parents and other pupils around the different cultures at the school, how they are celebrated and how parents would like to be involved. Reps are currently creating presentations to share with their class on the cultural celebration day, they will then create a whole school assembly and write up information posters for the school. 


Parliament Reps had the oppourtunity to meet with the mayor of Newham Rokhsana Faiz OBE. Rokhsana came to school following the Mayor of London’s decision to give all primary children in London free school meals. Rokhsana was interested to discuss what having free and nutritious school meals was like at Dersingham and even had a go at serving the school councillors. Rokhsana also discussed the values led curriculum ran at the school and garnered pupils thoughts on it. Pupils had the oppourtunity to ask her some questions.  

The birth of the School Parliament, envisioned by the Head Teacher of Dersingham is led by a Newly Qualified Teacher, Vimbai Mutseyekwa who is supported by the schools Assistant Head Teachers and Learning Mentors, Hanifa and Varsha.

The Parliament still in its beginning stages has made tremendous progress in recruiting candidates, who were later 

elected by pupils at Dersingham. The candidates and the rest of the school patiently waits for the cabinet results, due to be released in January 2021.

Potential candidates prior their elections, had an opportunity to meet with East Ham's Local MP, Mr Steven Timms. Mr. Timms took time out of his busy schedule to meet with the candidates.  He offered his support and expertise with how to deliver speeches and gave extra ideas on how to improve their manifestos.

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