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Student Leadership Group

Student Leaders – Years 10 and 11

This opportunity will be open to all Year 10 and 11 students who have achieved the Gold Leadership Diploma by the end of Year 9.

Application forms for Student Leader will be made available in the Summer Term for Year 9 following an assembly. In addition, subjects may nominate leaders who have shown a particular commitment to their subject over the previous year.

All applicants must have demonstrated positive role model attributes within the school, and have demonstrated a good community spirit by being actively involved in school events. Eg. Open Evening, sporting events, performing arts etc.

From the applications and nominations, successful students will be invited for interview with a member of the Leadership Team.

Successful candidates will form the Student Leadership Group, the number of Student Leaders will vary from year to year depending on the interest and number of successful candidates.

The Head of School reserves the right to veto any School Leader application.

Students will then participate in a training programme to involve:

  • Peer mentoring
  • Peer mediation
  • Making the school outstanding
  • Leading a group for advisory
  • Public speaking
  • Circle time training

Training may be prior to taking office or during the time of office.

School will provide distinctive Student Leader ties or badges so that students can be easily identified around school site by all members of the community.

The Student Leaders will be rewarded for their services, by certificates, recognition in Assemblies, and any other methods that the Executive Principal deems fit.

A Head and Deputy student leader will represent the Student Leadership Group. These leaders will be chosen by the student leaders themselves through a democratic process. The Head Student Leader will report to the Parliament every half term.

Student Leader Duties

Duties will cover a number of areas, and students will be designated roles according to their strengths:

  • Student Voice through the Parliament (either Head or Deputy Student Leader or as elected by their advisory group)
  • Ambassador for a particular subject with duties assigned to them by the Director of Learning.
  • Advising the Leadership  / Governing Body on school policy and improvement
  • Supporting allocated vulnerable students
  • Learning mentor
  • Behaviour mentor
  • Supporting restorative justice
  • Supporting at least one lunch / break time club or duty
  • Leading Year 7 and 8 advisory time three days a week
  • Supporting Extra Curricular PE
  • Feedback on learning styles through discussion with teaching staff
  • Meeting potential new staff, students and parents
  • Supporting Parents’ Evenings
  • Supporting charity events
  • Peer Mentoring
  • any further duties that the Executive Principal deems fit

During Term of Office

Once students have been successful in their application they will be required to sign a contract regarding their conduct during their period of office.

The Executive Principal / Head of School may offer a warning or terminate the contract of student leaders if they are found to be in breach of this contract. Parents will be notified immediately if this is to occur.

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