Student Leadership and Student Voice

Student Leadership at St Edmund’s

Student Leadership is a valued and integral part of life at St Edmund’s.  Students have a range of opportunities to develop their leadership skills either within the curriculum, in sporting and enrichment activities or when applying for formal leadership roles. We are immensely proud of the high standard of leadership and responsibility demonstrated by our students. Our core values or respect, responsibility and resilience were selected by student voice.  These values permeate all aspects of our daily school life.

Key Stage 3 Leadership

Each tutor group appoints a ‘form captain’ and a ‘sports captain’. These students support their tutor with the day to day administration of the tutor group and any sporting events the group participates in. These roles are considered stepping stones to prefect status in years 10 and 11 and we encourage all students to apply for these roles.

Students in years 7, 8 and 9 also have the opportunity to become members of the School Council (see below).

Key Stage 4 Leadership

In year 10 students can apply to be part of the year 11 senior student leadership team.  This team is led by the Head Girl, two deputies and two senior prefects. Students can apply to be either a Duty Prefect, helping staff to apply the school’s rules, or a Pastoral Prefect, helping our SEND team support students.

Students in year 10 also have the opportunity to become members of the School Council (see below).

The Head Girl (and President of the School Council) for 2018-2019 is Madeline Curran. She is ably supported by her two deputies, Zara Williams and Lily Roberts.

School Council

St Edmund’s values the opinions and advice of its students. Through the School Council, led by the Key Stage 4 student leaders, students have the opportunity to make their voices and opinions heard. Regular meetings between the School Council and senior staff ensure student views are listened to and acted upon. Students are elected to the School Council through a secret ballot. Applications to join are invited from all students in years 7-10 (year 11 being represented by the KS4 student leaders) throughout September and early October each academic year. Hustings and a secret ballot are then held and the successful applicants (2 per year group) are appointed as their year group’s School Council member for the remainder of the school year. In addition to being their year group’s ‘link’ to the School Council, each member will also form part of a wider working group which will be carrying out a school improvement project of their choosing.

If you wish to know more about Student Leadership or the School Council please contact Mr Martin, Assistant Headteacher at nmartin@wyvernsteds.org.