Pupil Parliament

The Pupil Parliament at Knaphill Federation of Schools forms an essential part of our school.  We believe in the children having a say on the things that matter to them. Each year group uses an age appropriate application process for potential parliament members to complete before voting is opened for all children, allowing them to experience democracy on a small scale.

Once voted in, children will consult with and seek the opinions of the children in their classes on set topics, or on the current issues affecting the school. Our successful Pupil Parliament is a well-respected body with the school and consists two Members of Parliament for each class. Those children that are elected meet regularly throughout the academic year to discuss topics, issues and initiatives that affect them, and their learning environment.

As part of their responsibility all members assist with assemblies, are exemplary role models, discuss topics with their class members, and make decisions with senior members of staff.  They represent the children and make sure their voices are heard. Pupil Parliament is a way for us to ensure that our children have a genuine ‘voice’ that improves provision or facilities in the school.

The Pupil Parliament works hard to be a voice for all children and to ensure their opinions are listened to, having the opportunity to influence decision making in the school.

Miss Ring and Mrs Neumann facilitate Pupil Parliament meetings, encouraging the children to take responsibility and ownership over their important role in Knaphill life.