Chaucer School Student Leadership

At Chaucer 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. It would be impossible to list all the opportunities students have to take on leadership roles at the school so this is just a flavour of what is currently on offer developed as the result of a group of students, teachers and support staff working together to identify what is right for the school. Many Student Leadership activities will focus on improving the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom, supporting the school’s aim to be a place where everyone enjoys learning and is creative – trying new things, finding solutions and embracing their responsibilities.

Aims of our Student Leadership programme

  • To empower students to work in partnership with staff 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, challenging and valued projects which impact positively on learning, teaching and well-being for both students and staff at Chaucer School.
  • To prepare students for Higher Education and for achieving personal and professional excellence in life after formal education.

Our Student Leadership programme provides;

  • Formal and informal learning opportunities to develop individuals as leaders.
  • Processes and structures for student representation and the incorporation of students’ views into decision making in the life of the school.

Chaucer School will;

  • Provide a Student Leadership Lanyard and identity card so they can be easily identified around school site by all members of the community
  • 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 through classroom practice by using the skills developed with in the LIFE curriculum across all Key Stages
  • Encourage students to differentiate between student participation and Student Leadership.
  • Provide students with access to key staff for support and guidance
  • Develop student participation and leadership skills in all students through specific programmes
  • Develop ways to ensure gender equity. These could include:
  • Celebrate the achievements of all students in written and verbal forms:

Student Leader expectations

Student Leaders are the school’s role models. You need to be a student who works hard to reach our schools expectation of good behaviour, 95% attendance, constant punctuality; you also need to be always in full and correct school uniform. As a Student Leader you will be required to wear your Student Leadership identification (either a lanyard or badge) and complete at least one duty per week during the school day.

What Personal Qualities do I need?

  • You should like working with and talking to younger students
  • You should be able to build good working relationships with staff
  • You should want to make a lasting impact at school and be involved in decision making
  • You should be able to work well in a team
  • You should have good time management skills e.g. balancing commitments
  • You should be polite, mature, responsible and reliable at all times

For more information on Student leadership please contact Mrs Nichols Associate Leader - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.