Senior School Leadership Opportunities
Student Voice unifies the School. It begins in Year 1 in the Junior School and runs all the way through School to the Upper Sixth, where it culminates in the School Council.
Students take responsibility from a young age to represent their Form group by gathering opinions and suggestions for improvements, to raise at the fortnightly meetings and then feed back to their Forms. The meetings are run by the Head of Year Student Manager and a member of the School Council.
Each Form in Years 7 and 8 has a male and a female Form Captain. They are elected by the rest of the class. The Form Captains usually organise any Charity work which the Form are involved with as well as helping their Form Teacher with organisational matters. They join a Committee which meet with the Head of Year where they can raise issues of concern to their Form. In Years 9 and 10 each Form has one or two Form Reps. The Form puts forward nominations and the Form Teacher makes the final selection. These are reviewed at the end of each term to give as many students as possible to hold a position of responsibility. They are part of a Committee which meet with the Upper School Captains where they can raise issues and concerns from their Form.
Upper School Captain
Upper School Captains are appointed in Year 11. They apply to and are selected by the Head of Upper School. They undertake a day of leadership training and team building (this year was with the British Army) and also have to attend personal development sessions throughout their term of office. Their responsibilities include representing the students' voice in the Upper School, organising a charity fundraising event, preparing the Year 11 Year Book and acting as role models and ambassadors for the School.
Library Resource Centre Assistant
The Library Resource Centre Assistants Programme is a structured programme which develops students from Year 7 upwards, in a variety of library based skills and responsibilities.
Students learn to use the Heritage computerised cataloguing system and run the Library Counter during lunch times, issuing and returning books and other resources. They are trained to help with queries from other students and staffs on resources available for research and in addition staff the Library Resource Centre Bookstore, which is open every lunch time. Participating students have termly meetings to discuss new initiatives for the Resource Centre.