Student Leadership

Student Leadership positions give many students the opportunity to gain wider extra-curricular experiences and contribute to how the school operates. We believe these roles play an essential part in helping develop students’ resilience and confidence in themselves.

Embedded within the Student Leadership structure is the school’s Student Council through which we endeavour to ensure students feel valued, value others and learn to work together to make a positive contribution.

There are roles available to students from all year groups and students are actively encouraged to apply for these roles.

Student Leadership Structure

House Captains

Community
Ambassadors

Prefects

Peer Mentors

Charity Representatives

Co-heads

Sixth Form
Student Council

Lesson Assistants

Subject Mentors

Students & Curriculum Committee

Student Council

Health & Safety and
Facilities Committee

Student Ambassadors

Environment
Committee

Head Teacher's Ambassadors

Anti-bullying
Ambassadors

Buddy Readers

Primary Ambassadors

Sixth Form Leadership Roles

Co-Heads

Five Y12/13 Students who apply and are interviewed for the roles of Head Boys/Head Girls.

Co-Heads are the senior student leaders and representatives of the school and assist in many aspects of learning and guidance within the school including monitoring the Prefect team and representing the school at important events such as Prize Day.

Sixth Form Student Council

The five co-heads and a body of twenty Sixth Form students representing the ten different faculties within school.

Prefects

All Sixth Form students take on the role of Prefect and are important role models to younger students. Prefects assist duty staff, teachers and support staff to control and monitor the movement and behaviour of Upper and Lower School Students.

House Captains

Sixth Form students apply for this role and are responsible for promoting and encouraging student participation in House events such as House Plays, House Sport and House Music.

Community Ambassadors

Sixth Form students apply for this role and are responsible for ensuring the school is engaging positively with the local community.

Peer Mentors

Sixth Form students apply for this role and are linked to a Year 7 Form Group and run team-building activities with that class during one registration each week.

Lesson Assistants

Sixth Form students volunteer to provide classroom support to younger students, usually committing to one lesson per week throughout the year

Subject Mentors

Sixth Form students apply for this role and are linked to a Year 11 student, providing study support for a certain subject as they prepare for their GCSE exams.

Charity Representatives

Sixth Form students from each form organise fundraising events to support the chosen Sixth Form charity.

Upper and Lower School Leadership Roles

Head Teacher’s Ambassadors

Upper school students apply for and are interviewed for these roles and are responsible for organising the student council, chairing council meetings, attending Governors’ Meetings, SLT meetings and feeding back to the student body.

Student Council

Body of students with representatives from Years 7 – 11 who form the three committees below.

  • Health and Safety and Facilities
    This committee focusses on the well-being of students in the school and improving the physical environment
  • Students & Curriculum
    This committee focusses on improving the learning environment for students in the school
  • Environment
    This committee focusses on issues and initiatives relating to helping the school to become more environmentally friendly

Anti-bullying Ambassadors

Year 11 and Year 9 students who promote the anti-bullying message.

Student Ambassadors

A group of students who act as tour guides, provide support at open evenings, parents’ evenings and form student interview panels for new members of staff.

Y10 Buddy Readers

Year 10 students paired with Year 7 students to help them with reading, meeting once a week.

Primary Ambassadors

Year 7 and Year 9 students who work with Year 6 students in preparation for their move to Ecclesbourne school by visiting primary schools and participation in Year 6 induction days.