At Ivanhoe college we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school.

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 Ivanhoe College.
  • 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.

Ivanhoe College will;

  • Provide students with a Leadership Lanyard or badge so they are 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.
  • 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 equality
  • 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 uniform. As a Student Leader you will be required to wear your Student Leader identification and complete 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

 

Student Leadership opportunities

School Council

The school council’s aim is to create a working party where the School Council are to be high profile within school, so that student voice can be channelled through the representatives. The student council will run as follows below:

  • 2 representatives per form group who will meet half termly
  • 2 representatives from each year group form the Whole school council who meet half termly to discuss issues arising from year team level
  • Begin recruitment process in September in years 7-10 so that selected representatives can be involved in planning the school council action plan
  • School council notice board/display area in school to raise the profile/highlight current work

School Committees

  1. Catering committee
  2. Environment committee
  3. Teaching and Learning Committee
  4. Wellbeing Committee
  5. ACE Committee
  6. House and Charities Committee

House Captains

16 students from Key stage 3 (8 junior captains) and Key Stage 4 (8 senior captains) have the opportunity to lead their house in the pursuit of the House cup!! They work closely with both staff and students to organise teams for the many different competitions that we run across the year.

Transition Leaders

A group of year 7 students will be selected and trained as transition leaders and will accompany transition staff on primary transition visits to local primary schools. In addition, these students will be invited to take part in Year 6 induction days in the summer term.

Mental Health Champions

A group of Year 7 students that receive training as mental health champions which will then develop so that there are mental health champions in each year group.

Peer Mentors

A group of year 10 Peer Mentors will be allocated to a Year 7 Tutor Group. They will support the form during literacy based activities.

Peer Mentoring

Year 9 students to receive training for peer mentoring; this is an ongoing program which runs throughout the year. Following training the peer mentors will be given the opportunity to use their skills working alongside younger students in school.

Head Boy and Head Girl

Year 11 have the opportunity at the end of the academic year to apply and interview for the role of Head Boy and Head Girl for the next school year. This is the pinnacle of student leadership roles at the academy and the role comes with a detailed job description which both challenges and develops the leadership skills of those students selected.

Ivanhoe Prefect

Each year the college offers students in Year 11 to apply for the role of school prefect. This role has two parts to it. Firstly, they are an important part of the Year 11 leadership team, feeding back ideas and suggestions to the Year form tutors. However, their role is also school wide in that they have a role to play at break times in terms of policing behaviour and rewarding students when they see fit. This role challenges students to move out of their comfort zone and to develop leadership skills that they will need in the future.

Ivanhoe Knights diploma

Duke of Edinburgh

Subject Leaders

Sports Leaders

Science Leaders

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