Our Student Leaders are drawn from Key Stage 4 students who have already made a positive contribution to the life of the school. They are role models for other students and represent the school in various public functions including our annual Celebration of Achievement Awards Evening.
They are also involved in a range of specific leadership projects such as the Student Council. Senior Student Leaders also attend Senior Leadership Team meetings and, at times, Governors meetings and have a role in developing school policy and practice.
In addition to this, we also develop student leadership through all areas of the curriculum. Sports Leaders are recruited from Year 10 and students from all year groups an apply to become a leader in any subject.
Our students also have a role in teacher recruitment working closely with the Head of Department and the Senior Leadership Team.
Leadership beyond the curriculum is also developed through programmes such as Duke of Edinburgh, Ten Tors, Greenpower, Young Enterprise and our Women in Leadership events.
Through opportunities for leadership across the school, our students develop the skills to become future leaders in society, able to rise to any challenge that comes their way
Our Student Council is the body of elected student representatives which give a key input into the life and running of the school. The Student Council meets regularly and feeds their ideas directly to the Senior Leadership Team and to the Governing Body.
The main areas of focus of the Student Council are:
- student experience within the curriculum
- student welfare issues
- wider enrichment opportunities
- local community issues
Through the work of the Student Council, our students feel valued and understand that their views are recognised. This contributes to a very happy, safe and positive school ethos. It also helps develop skills for life as our students recognise the importance of expressing their views towards a better world.