We believe that promoting a range of leadership opportunities allows our students to develop vital skills for their future.
There are a number of opportunities for our students, covering an extensive range of subject areas and pastoral aspects of school life including student council, year council, sports council, young sports leaders, community ambassadors, Princes Trust, Duke of Edinburgh scheme, health ambassadors, year prefect teams and sixth form leadership team. These activities encourage students to develop organisational skills actively, strong interpersonal skills with students in other year groups and increases self-confidence and self-esteem in an enjoyable way.
Empowering strong leaders throughout the school who are positive role models creates strong caring student support network and a sense of belonging to a community which underpins our ethos of achieving together.
Student Democracy & Parliament
The pupils elected to our student parliament followed a traditional election process of delivering their campaign messages to their year groups, followed by a ballot box election.
Pupils in years 7-10 took part in a half-day ‘Democracy in Action’ session to understand how democracy works, which enabled them to make informed choices about whom they elected.
Elected pupils serve for one academic year before they aim to either get re-elected or stand aside.
Prefects play an increasingly key role in serving the school and supporting their peers. Prefects are selected after a detailed application process involving an assembly on the role of the perfect, completing a letter of application and then taking part in an interview with at least two members of senior staff. Once all interviews are completed, staff meet to discuss the applications and select the successful candidates. During Year 10, prefects help with key school events such as transition, parent’s evenings, open evenings, primary liaison and reading support for pupils in Year 7. As a thank you for their efforts, they receive a heavily discounted prom ticket, but most importantly, they have served as role models and experienced a leadership role, which will serve them well in the future.
Head Student elections take place in the spring term of Year 12. We are pleased to announce that our new Head Students for 2019-2020, as voted for by students and staff are Izzy White and Sam Tabussom.
They will be assisted in their duties by Megan Fletcher and Danielle Powell.
After a closely fought campaign, we thank all the candidates for showing tremendous bravery, confidence, and composure when speaking in front of large groups of people.
We also thank our outgoing head students Jack Jordan, Charlotte Hale, Eve Wallace and Ryan Brunt. They have been fine ambassadors for the school and we wish them continued success in the future.