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    Student Leadership

    Dormers Wells High School has high expectations of students with regard to leadership and encourages all students to become part of the leadership of the school community. This provides opportunities for students across all year groups to develop their skills and to work together to deliver a cohesive, school wide initiative which engages students from Year 7 to 13.

    Student Leadership Programme 2017

    Year groups Leadership Groups Rationale
    1. All year groups
    Year Council 
    8 students are elected from each year group Year 7-11 to form the Year Council.
    The House System
    All students are placed in a House.  Opportunities exist to become part of the House Leadership Team with positions of House Captain, Deputy House Captain, House Sports Captain and Deputy Sports Captain.  House Leadership roles have a key position in running the houses, house activities and leading assemblies.
    There are also positions of responsibility in the School Community Leadership Groups which are open to all year groups:
    • Librarians
    • Community Leaders
    • IT&C Gurus
    • Literacy Leads
    • Sports Leaders
    • Jack Petchey Winners
    To raise awareness of leadership as a skill for all.
    Engage all students in the wider school community.
    To organise and run these aspects of school life with a limited staff involvement.
    To foster wider leadership roles.
    Develop vertical teams.
    To enable students from every year group to engage in a wide range of House competitions.
    2. Year 8
    Student Receptionists
    Develop independence and responsibility.
    3. Year 9
    Year 9 Buddies
    They work with Year 7 groups during tutor time supporting reading, home learning, and mentoring
    To create a supportive community.
    4. Year 10
    Peer Mentors
    To create a supportive community.
    5. Year 11
    Year 11 Prefects
    Senior Boy Prefect, Senior Girl Prefect, Deputy Boy Prefect and Deputy Girl Prefect
    Year 11 Prom and Year Book Committee
    The Challenge (NCS)
    Develop the roles and responsibilities within Year 11 with specific jobs and job descriptions.
    6. Sixth Form
    Head Boy and Head Girl
    Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy
    10 Headteacher’s Ambassadors
    Sixth Form Committee
    To encourage wider participation by the sixth form in all areas of school life.  Take positions of responsibility, to run and organise aspects of school life. Have a direct link to SLT and Headteacher
    Head Boy and Head Girl