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Student Parliament


To give students their own voice within the school a Student Parliament is formed each academic year.  Members are chosen as a result of elections each term, giving students opportunities to practise democratic processes that relate to adult life.


There are two positions for each tutor group – Lead and Deputy – from those who put themselves forward as nominees.


The student parliament meets with the Pastoral Lead and Assistant Business Manager twice per month to discuss ideas to improve the school experience to meet their needs.  Students practice their speaking, listening and diplomacy skills in each session.


There are opportunities to develop a far wider range of skills when planning and leading activities/events, which can range from community work (e.g. developing community gardens) to fundraising (e.g. summer fete).


There truly is a sense of pride among students contributing to their community and wearing a membership badge.  All students are keen to attend meetings, presenting their own agenda items following discussions in their tutor groups.  Outcomes of their impact are detailed in the student parliament impact reports in the link below.