We know that, when given the opportunity, students can have a profound impact on their school. Involvement in Student Leadership and Student Voice activities can improve students’ learning as well as helping them to develop the skills and traits needed for success outside of the classroom. Academic achievement is important, but preparing students for life after education requires more than this.
At Prince William School we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school. It would be impossible to list all the opportunities students have to take on leadership roles at Prince William School, so this is just a flavour of what is currently on offer, developed as the result of a group of students, teachers and support staff working together to identify what is right for the school.
Many Student Leadership activities will focus on improving the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom, supporting the school’s aim to be a place where everyone enjoys learning and is creative – trying new things, finding solutions and embracing their responsibilities.
The School Council’s aim is to create a working party where the School Council is high profile within school, so that student voice can be channelled through the representatives. The Student Council will run as follows:
2 to 3 representatives per Tutor Group (maximum 15 student representatives) who will meet half termly with their Head of Year.
2 to 3 members from each year group form the whole School Council who meet half termly to discuss items arising from year team level.
Begin recruitment process in September in Years 7 – 13 so that selected representatives can be involved in planning the School Council Action Plan.
School Council Notice Board/Display area in school to raise profile/highlight current work.
What Personal Qualities do I need?
You should like working with and talking to younger students.
You should be able to build good working relationships with staff.
You should want to make a lasting impact at school and be involved in decision making.
You should be able to work well in a team.
You should have good time management skills e.g. balancing commitments.
You should be polite, mature, responsible and reliable at all times.
Students who are interested in a recognised leadership and skills course while demonstrating energy, self-discipline, commitment and a capacity for teamwork can apply for the Duke of Edinburgh programme. Achieving an award will give students the skills, confidence and view on life that is highly sought after by employers, colleges and universities.
For more information please contact Mr D Loseby by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Member of Debate Society
Interested students join the Debate Society/Club and discuss current affairs. This could lead to communication with Student Council, but also preparation for other student leadership positions.
For more information please contact Mrs A Vincent by emailing email@example.com
Students in Years 8 - 11 can apply to be a Sport Ambassador and, if chosen, will work alongside the PE Department to lead enrichment activities and will have the opportunity to work with the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership to help run primary school competitions and festivals. In order to become a Sport Ambassador students need to have an interest in developing their leadership skills and be committed to making a positive difference to Prince William School through Sport and Physical Activity.
For more information please contact Mr M Peleszok by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in the Sixth Form can apply to become a Sports Leader and will follow the Level 2 Sports Leadership Award, a qualification that is recognised nationally by Universities and employers. As a Sport Leader, students will gain the knowledge and skills to be able to run enrichment activities in school and within the wider community that encourage young people to be healthy and active.
The Sports Council will meet once a Term to discuss issues around PE and Sport at Prince William School. The Council will be made up of the Sport Ambassadors and Sport Leaders. However, other students are welcome to be on the Sports Council if they have a keen interest in PE and in improving PE and Sport at Prince William School.
For more information please contact Mr N Welsh by emailing email@example.com