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Seaford Head School. Student Leadership Opportunities 2013-2014. Why have we created Student Leadership Roles?. We want this school to be as good as it can be We hope you do too So we need to work together to make it the best it can be!!. Why should you apply for a Student Leadership role?.

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seaford head school

Seaford Head School

Student Leadership Opportunities 2013-2014

why have we created student leadership roles
Why have we created Student Leadership Roles?
  • We want this school to be as good as it can be
  • We hope you do too
  • So we need to work together to make it the best it can be!!
why should you apply for a student leadership role
Why should you apply for a Student Leadership role?

By developing your leadership skills you will improve key skills that employers really value and that will really help you in your academic work. These skills include:

Team work Presentation

Problem solving Creativity

Resilience Listening

Speaking confidently Negotiation

Risk taking Discussing

what positions are available
What positions are available?
  • Designing revision podcasts
  • Teacher of study skills
  • Revision mentors
  • Assembly Team
  • Peer mentors
  • Transition mentors
  • Learning team supporting improving teaching and learning in the school
what positions are available1
What positions are available?
  • Charity student council
  • Hospitality Team
  • Sports Leaders
  • Careers Champions
  • Tutor Group Representative
  • Senior student (Head Boy and Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy)
designing revision podcasts
Designing revision podcasts

Open to: Year 11 students

Number required: 8

Responsible to: Miss Whiffin

You will be responsible for designing a revision podcast that can be used by other students. You will be able to work with another student. This will really benefit your own revision.

teacher of study skills
Teacher of Study Skills

Open to: Year 10 and 11 students

Number required: 8

Responsible to: Mrs Key

You will work together to plan study skills sessions of 15 minutes. You will then deliver them together to year 7 tutor groups during tutor time.

revision mentor
Revision Mentor

Open to: Year 11 students

Number required: 5 in each core subject – English, maths and science

Responsible to: Mrs Key

You need to be working at A grade in your chosen subject. You will be given a revision guide and a mentee and will support them with their revision. This will take place at tutor time twice a week. This will help your own understanding as well.

assembly team
Assembly Team

Open to: All year groups

Number required: 5 in Years 7 and 8 and 5 in years 9-11

Responsible to: Mrs Mathew and Mr Stewart

You will work as a team to plan and deliver one assembly a term to your Key Stage. This will really help your public speaking skills.

peer mentors
Peer Mentors

Open to: Year 9 - 11

Number required: 12

Responsible to: Mrs Mathew and Mr Stewart

You will support other students that may be having difficulty and liaise with Student Support Officers. This role will really help your listening skills, communication skills and patience.

If you are already a peer mentor you need to apply to let us know you want to continue.

transition mentors
Transition Mentors

Open to: Year 8

Number required: 16

Responsible to: Mrs Merry

You will support students from year 6 who are transferring to Seaford Head. You will improve your presentation skills, team work and develop your own confidence.

All places are full for this year

learning team
Learning Team

Open to: Year 7-11

Number required: 15

Responsible to: Mr Thomas

You will help teachers in the school by discussing what makes excellent teaching and learning and feeding back your ideas to staff groups. You may accompany a teacher to observe lessons.

charity student council
Charity Student Council

Open to: Year 7-11

Number required: 10

Responsible to: Mr Stewart and Mrs Mathew

You will make decisions about which charities the school will support and plan fund raising events. You will set up links with charities and host any visitors from these charities that visit the school.

hospitality team
Hospitality Team

Open to: Year 7-11

Number required: 20 (4 from each year group)

Responsible to: Your Director of Learning and Student Services Officer

You will work together to show visitors around the school and assist with school evenings such as Open Evening, Parents’ Evenings and Awards Evening. You will gain confidence and communication skills.

careers ambassadors
Careers Ambassadors

Open to: Year 7-11

Number required: 10 (2 from each tutor group)

Responsible to: Mrs Lewis

You will work together with our Careers Advisor, Mrs Lewis, to keep your tutor group up to date with careers information. This will help you gain skills of negotiation, discussion, communication, team work and public speaking.

These positions are already full for this year.

sports leaders
Sports Leaders

Open to: Year 7-11

Number required: Unlimited

Responsible to: Mrs Starkins

You will work together to organise and lead the running of school and community sports events. You will gain confidence, team work, organisation and leadership skills.

tutor group representatives
Tutor Group Representatives

Open to: Year 7-11

Number required: 10 (2 from each Tutor Group)

Responsible to: Your Director of Learning and Student Services Officer

This position will be voted on by your Tutor Group in September. The role is to support students by raising student issues and making the school a better place for everyone.

DO NOT APPLY NOW.

senior students
Senior Students

Open to: Year 11

Number required: Head Girl and Head Boy

Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl

Responsible to: Mrs Golds

You will be a role model to other students and represent the school at various events throughout the year. You will meet with visitors to the school and help staff shape the future of the school.

why should you apply
Why should you apply?
  • Give something back to the school and wider community
  • Gain key leadership skills that are REALLY valued by further and higher education and employers
  • It will be fun!!
what we expect from you
What we expect from you?
  • You will need to be prepared to meet at lunchtimes, after school or through tutor period depending on your role.
how should you apply
How should you apply?
  • Apply by a letter of application of no more than one side of A4
  • It should tell us which position(s) you are applying for, why you want the positions and what you think you will get out of it.
  • The letter needs to be handed in to Student Services Office by 12 noon on Friday 5th July.
  • You may apply for up to 3 positions.
  • Some positions may require an interview
  • A copy of this presentation is on the school website in the Student Zone under Student Leadership Opportunities. Paper copies can be picked up from Student Services.