STUDENT LEADERSHIP IN THE SIXTH FORM
In the last few years at Caludon sixth form student leadership has really started to flourish. This year, after students from new year 13 had nominated themselves to run for head girl and boy, we held a formal application process. Interviews and a staff panel made the decision as to the final selection. We have a head boy and girl, four prefects and faculty ambassadors. Alongside and as part of this, the prefects are running a fund raising and charity committee, prom committee and sixth form ambassadors. Students decided that having different teams of students leading on different specialised areas would be useful and it is proving highly successful.
Some of the events include cake sales, competitions, sports events and of course the fancy dress days for Red Nose Day and Children in Need.
The prom committee are charged with organising the year 13 prom. A team of students meet fortnightly in order to discuss the details of the music, place, date, time and potential events surrounding this very special student event.
The faculty ambassadors will begin to have meetings in October 2017. They will work with their faculties to gather feedback from other students regarding ideas and thoughts. In the past they have presented in a staff faculty meeting. This was a great success and has led to a wonderful development as their role has become bespoke for each faculty’s needs with two themes pertinent to the whole school running through them. This continues throughout the year and the faculty support and student motivation are key to this. They present their work to a governors’ meeting at the end of the year. We are very proud of the self- motivation, dedication and maturity of our sixth formers. The role of our leaders is developing more and more, as they become an integral and essential part of the whole school experience.