At Madeley School we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school. Many Student Leadership activities will focus on improving the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom, improving the school environment, encouraging others to take part in school debates and improvement plans, being ambassadors for the school in open evenings and outside of school in community events, motivating and developing students in sports activities etc.
Aims of Student Leadership
- To empower students to work in partnership with the school towards shared goals.
- To enable creativity to flourish as the school community benefits from the wealth of experiences, ideas, skills and sense of fun that students bring.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring and challenging school improvement projects.
- To prepare students for higher education, and for achieving personal and professional excellence in life after formal education.
What Student Leadership opportunities are available at Madeley?
- Opportunities for students to become Madeley Members of Parliament.
- Opportunities for students to become Peer Mentors.
- Opportunities for students to become Sports leaders.
- Opportunities for Year 11 students to become prefects.
How will Madeley School provide student leadership opportunities?
- Provide a wide range of participation and leadership opportunities which cater for all students in the school.
- Maximise the number and range of students undertaking leadership roles.
- Provide recognition of all Student Leadership roles.
- Encourage the development of student participation and leadership skills througout the curriculum.
- Encourage the development of student participation and leadership skills in extra-curricular activities and events.
- Encourage the development of student participation and leadership skills in open evening events.
- Encourage the development of student participation and leadership skills outside of school and in community events
- Provide students with access to key staff for support and guidance with their leadership roles.
Student Leader Expectations
Student Leaders are the school’s role models. They need to be a student who works hard to reach our schools expectation of excellent behaviour, attendance and punctuality. They need to be always in full and correct school uniform.
What personal qualities does a student leader need?
- They should enjoy working with younger students and their peers.
- They should be able to build good working relationships with staff.
- They should want to make a lasting impact at school, and be involved in decision making that improves the school.
- They should be able to work well in a team.
- They should have good time management skills e.g. balancing commitments.
- They should be polite, mature, responsible and reliable at all times.
- They should motivate others to do their best.