There are many opportunities for boys throughout the School to experience leadership roles, such as Head Boy, School Council, Form Prefects and Eco-Committee. Boys in Year 6 can also be nominated to be House Captains and Sports Captains, which widens the breadth of Leadership Opportunities. Through these positions, the boys develop their skills in teamwork and communication and build on confidence and self-belief.
Every year, two boys from Year 6 are nominated as Head Boy and Deputy Head Boy. They are chosen for their attributes as good role models for younger pupils and to act as ambassadors for the School at official events.
In addition to these roles of responsibility, the School has a thriving School Council, with the main committee being made up of five Year 6 boys and representatives from Years 2 to 5. The School Council contributes to the running of the School by discussing issues raised by the School or through making suggestions as to how the School could be improved. Recently the Year 6 council members recorded a video proposal to the Parents’ Association to support a playground redevelopment. They very clearly articulated the needs and the rationale, and had even considered the proposal costs. Needless to say, the Parents’ Association were very impressed and pledged a generous donation for this purpose. Each year, the School Council works collaboratively to review the Code of Conduct.
Every Form Teacher creates roles of responsibility within their class in order to provide an experience of leadership in a smaller context, such as book monitors, eco monitors and teacher helpers. During our School Open Mornings, all older boys take on the role of ambassador and act as guides for the prospective parents, sharing all that the School has to offer. They enjoy this responsibility immensely and many positive comments are regularly received from the visitors about their maturity, pride for the School and knowledge.