Student Leadership 

Knole Academy Student Leadership functions as a proactive body ensuring our students are represented, heard and valued as key stakeholders within academy planning and development.

Student Leadership Aims

  • Enable student voice to be heard and responded to
  • Enable students to voice concerns and make suggestions about aspects of school life that affect them and their learning.
  • Allow for greater collaboration between year groups
  • Undertake projects that help to take forward the development of Knole Academy

The Academy Council

The Academy Council meets each half term. Student representatives are joined by the Academy Council co-ordinator, Deputy Head Teacher and when appropriate Head Teacher. Governors are invited to join Academy Council meetings at their discretion.

The items discussed at these meetings will be generated from our student leadership prior to full Academy Council meetings. Tutor groups elect House Leaders and Sports Leaders. Year groups then elect two representatives from year group house and sports leaders to take their wider views forward to the Academy Council.

Heads of House will organise and chair half term meetings with their 20 house leaders where points are agreed with year group representatives who are then fully prepared to actively participate in Academy Council meetings. Form Tutors are responsible for ensuring all students are given the opportunity to voice ideas, concerns and opinions to their tutor group representative in a timely fashion.

Senior Student Leadership

Head Students and School Prefects

Tenure for senior students runs from April to March, ensuring that there is no disruptions to academic studies. Prefects are invited to apply in March of Year 10 and will take up responsibilities at the beginning of April. Head student applications are submitted in March of Yr12, responsibilities assumed by the beginning of April and finish at the end of the winter term of Yr 13.

Those wanting to serve on the Senior Student Leadership Team make a formal application for their role as Prefect. Prefect positions are limited to 16, four from each house. Those who are successful are invited to interview with HOY and Senior Deputy Head Teacher.

Prefect Specific responsibilities:

Break and lunch duty rota

Attending and supporting key events throughout the year

Actively promote Knole Scholar/Sports Competitions/House Events

Liaising with academy council members to support student voice

Attend prefect meetings

Support Knole Student News publication

Support and assist with Knole Interact

Act as role models to promote Knole values in all that they do

Prefect Rewards:

Develop confidence, resilience and independence

Prefect tie and badge in house colours

One free lunch a week

Front of lunch queue

Paid for trip at the end of the year




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