The Student Leadership Team and Student Voice Groups
“In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying, so get in motion and grow”
At Lord’s Hill we believe that students must have the opportunity to actively participate in academy life by taking up roles and responsibilities, throughout the academic year, in order to contribute to both whole school improvement and to take ownership of their own future. This is key to a deeper student engagement and enables our students to participate in the sort of leadership opportunities which prepare them for life in modern democratic Britain and a global society. A society where we value equal opportunities and one in which a variety of beliefs and opinions are heard.
Student leadership at Lord’s Hill ensures students take active roles in their education and develop positive skills in the process. The goal of inspiring student leaders is to create a culture of ownership, collaboration and community both in the classroom and into the wider society. Through a variety of student led focus groups, students pro-actively embrace the opportunity to build resilience and develop their own character within an inclusive environment. Lord’s Hill student role models promote a culture of positive behaviour school wide. The end goal is inspiring confident individuals ready to take on challenges, using real-world skills, that will enable them to flourish in our society.
Giving students ownership of their education and true responsibility helps build accountable, confident individuals. It also provides them with marketable skills that they can apply to future endeavours. Student leadership in the classroom, and project-based learning in the form of focus groups, help students develop skills they might not have otherwise had the opportunity to grow.
Student leadership and voice groups include:
Year 11: In September students apply for the roles below and these applications are supported by staff at all levels. Interviews are conducted with the Principal, Head of Year and Assistant Principal.
Head Boy and Girl
Deputy Head Boy and Girl
- Tutor Representatives
- Well-being Ambassadors
- Anti-Bullying Ambassadors
- Future Leaders
Fortnightly lunchtime or after school sessions run by staff/prefects to welcome students to discuss, reflect and lead in making changes school-wide. All groups meet with the Assistant Principal at the end of each term to drive change and be heard. Student Voice groups also showcase their work during assemblies to all years.
- Diversity Voice (Race, LGBTQ+ etc)
- Community Voice (including fundraising)
- Oasis Speaks (parent/student newsletter)
- Futures Voice (debate/public speaking/inviting change)
- Eco Voice
- Learning through Landscapes (Year 8)
*Students are consulted in the autumn term via an online tutor group survey as to which groups/leadership opportunities they would like. Due to Covid restrictions and/or staffing, some opportunities may not be available or may be virtual.