Student Leadership at Moulton School offers a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills, in preparation for life beyond school. The current programme came about as result of a group of students, teachers and support staff working together to identify areas where students can enrich their school community. There are opportunities open to every pupil, all of which will support an application for the nationally recognised SSAT Student Leadership Award accreditation, from bronze through to gold.
As we are all too aware, competition for college, university, apprenticeships and jobs is extremely fierce. We want to give our students the chance to ‘stand out from the crowd’. By being involved in the student leadership programme throughout their school life, our students have a range of experiences, through which they can develop the skills and qualities that they can use in job applications, personal statements and interviews, in addition to being better prepared for all the challenges of adult life.
Aims of our Student Leadership Structure
- Provide processes and structures for student representation and the incorporation of students’ views into decision making within the school
- To empower students to work in partnership with staff towards shared goals
- To enable creativity to flourish as the school community benefits from the wealth of experiences, ideas and skills the students bring
- To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging and valued projects which impact positively on teaching and learning, and development for both students and staff
- To prepare students for life after school
Each year group has Student Year Leaders; these students are our potential prefects. The Student Year Leaders will be involved in a range of activities, including showing visitors around the school, involvement in staff interviews, supporting on options evenings and parents’ evenings, and speaking at open evenings. In addition, there are a variety of focus groups, for which all students can apply; for example, school council, anti-bullying, transition (helping new students settle in), and helping to organise year group activities (such as the Y11 prom). There will also be other student roles, such as peer mentors, peer mediators, sports leaders, charity leaders and media leaders.
The student leadership programme is a great opportunity to develop new skills and apply these in situations, which will help you later in life. You will meet new people and help others. It is an award, which looks great on your CV and will help you stand out from the crowd, as it gives you something extra rather than just exam results. It is a fantastic programme, which I would urge you to take full advantage of. – Peer Mentor Year 10
The Sports Leadership role has given me the opportunity to develop another set of useful skills alongside PE lessons. If you are a person that enjoys doing sport, I recommend the programme to you. – Gold Sports Leader Year 10
I am a Sports Leader, and being one has been the best thing that has happened to me in this school, especially becoming a Gold Sports Leader – Gold Sports Leader Year 10
Being a Sports Leader doesn’t only make you become better at sports leading, but makes you become a better person. It makes you become more disciplined, focused and trustworthy. – Gold Sports Leader Year 10
Charity leadership is a very important step towards helping as many people as possible, and helps develop you as an individual as well. – Charity Leader Year 10
I am a charity leader and I think that it is very important to help raise and give money to charity. Becoming a charity leader has made me think more about charities and how helpful they are. It has also made me a more helpful person. – Charity Leader Year 8
I’m a charity leader and I love making money for charities since they need our help! I love our charity “Help for Heroes” because it is injured soldiers who have fought for us! – Charity Leader Year 8
It was brilliant to have an influence in the school community – School Prefect
It was good to have an impact on the decisions made – School Prefect
I liked taking part and having my ideas listened to – School Prefect
It was great to work closely with the head teacher - Head teacher ambassador
I enjoyed going to primary schools and presenting assemblies to younger children - Head teacher ambassador
I enjoyed all of the fantastic opportunities I was given and had fun working closely with my peers -Head teacher ambassador