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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 2016

    Year groups Leadership Groups Rationale
    1. All year groups
    “Step Up” leaders awards bronze, silver and gold
    Progression awards available to all.
    Students’ Union: 8 students to be elected from each year group Y7-11 plus Year 11 senior prefects, 6th Form Head Girl, Head Boy, their  deputies and the Headteacher’s ambassadors (6th form)
    School Community Leadership Groups open to all year groups:
    • Librarians
    • Community Leaders
    • IT&C Gurus
    • Literacy Leads
    • Sports Leaders
    • Jack Petchey Winners
    The House System
    All students are placed in a House.
    Opportunities exist to become house captains. House captains play a key role in running house activities and leading assemblies.
    To raise awareness of leadership as a skill for all.
    Engage all students in the wider school community.
    This will operate like a school council, which will meet to discuss up and coming issues and act as a vehicle for student voice.
    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. Y8

    Student receptionists
    Punctuality Leader

    Develop independence and responsibility.
    3. Y9 Year 9 buddies work with Year 7 form groups during time supporting home learning, reading, mentoring, friendship To create a supportive community.
    4. Y10 Peer mentors To create a supportive community.
    5. Y11
    Senior prefects
    Year  11 Committee
    The Challenge
    Develop the roles and responsibilities within Year 11 with specific jobs and job descriptions.
    6. 6th Form
    10 Head teacher’s Ambassadors:
    Head Girl and Head Boy and Deputies
    6th Form Committee
    6th Form Enrichment Programme
    To encourage wider participation by the 6th 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 Head teacher
    Head Boy and Head Girl