We are extremely proud of our student voice and students take advantage of a range of opportunities to develop their leadership skills, to be recognised as role models and have a positive impact on the every day running of our school.
Student Leaders take an active part in the school community and run events and projects to positively impact others. Their responsibilities include:
- Being an exemplary role model for other students
- Attending scheduled meetings
- Carrying out delegated tasks effectively
- Representing the school as an ambassador at events and functions, for example, open evening
- Leading on or supporting projects through to completion that will make a positive difference to our school community
- Working as a team
- Effectively communicating to staff, students and visitors
Student Leaders are appointed in Years 10 and 11 annually, from January to December. All students are welcome to apply every year.
Our School Captains are Student Leaders who have successfully been through a rigorous formal application process showing their commitment to being a role model for all students and to continually improving our school and community. They are appointed in May, for one year.
School Captains work directly with the Senior Leadership Team to represent the whole student body.
Our Student Parliament represents the views of the students in Years 7-10. Each Form Group has two or more representatives who are elected by their peers. They embark on the ‘Young Leaders Programme’ which develops confidence in skills such as public speaking and teamwork.
From this group, the Cabinet is formed where each member has a link adult in the school and focuses on improving their particular area of focus, for example:
The Minister for Education- looks at the student view of learning and how we can all work to improve the student experience in lessons.
The Health Secretary- looks at student wellbeing, support with mental health, food in the canteen etc.
All meetings are led by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister and the Parliament has a budget entirely in their control.
So far, the Student Parliament has worked with staff to launch a new set of school values and come up with a new approach to reward and recognise students for making good choices and trying their hardest every single day.