You are here:

Last reviewed on 14 November 2017
Ref: 4779
School types: All · School phases: All

Are there any models for developing student leadership in a secondary school? This article looks at the sorts of roles created, a leadership model structure and examples of how student leadership is included in strategic plans.

Leadership roles: examples

Haggerston School

Haggerston School in Hackney offers a number of leadership roles for students.

Its website states:

We believe student leadership is one of the central strands of student achievement.
... We wanted as many students as possible to be able to take on a leadership role.

The roles outlined below are publicised in assemblies and tutor time, and applications are made at the end of the summer term. The roles are explained in more detail below.

Sixth-form future leaders

The sixth-form future leaders role provides opportunities that "expand their skill sets in preparation for life beyond Haggerston". There are opportunities to be sports ambassadors, which involves supporting students in Key Stages 3 and 4 through coaching, organising and refereeing. There is also a 'professional friends' initiative which pairs sixth formers with a year 7 partner.

Headteacher ambassadors have the most senior roles of responsibility. Every

More from The Key

KSG_Graphic_3x1_5_600x900.jpg

Bitesize training with a big impact

Our on-demand training has your whole board covered and lets them learn at a time and pace that suits them.

Help your new governors hit the ground running with our expertly-designed induction training, and our role-specific courses support your link governors develop key skills and confidence in their role.

Illustration_INSET_ads_cut.original.jpg

New eLearning: DSL refresher training

Your DSL’s training should be refreshed at least once every 2 years. 

Designed in collaboration with safeguarding experts, our 2.5 hour online refresher training course reminds DSLs how to put their knowledge into practice, with in-depth, real-world scenarios.

 

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.