At Stanborough, the views of students are taken very seriously. Tutor groups elect two representatives who will serve on the Council for their year group.
The Year Council meets on a regular basis with the Deputy Year Leader, and together they discuss ways to improve the school. The outcomes of Year Council meetings feed into the school council, which is led by our elected student Heads of school, and has representatives from each year council. Every year all council representatives are invited to a whole school conference to contribute to school policy decision making.
At Stanborough we consider student leadership to be of the upmost importance. Students have the opportunity to lead in a range of activities and events. Some students choose to be digital leaders within the IT faculty. Others choose the Enterprise route in business. Students as young as 13 can become members of our leadership academy, and all Year 11-13 students are invited to apply for leadership positions as prefects.
Being a leader at Stanbrough involves organising events (e.g. stalls at our annual charity event, Run for Stanbrough), or organising House competition entries, such as House Dance, Drama or Sports. Some students run clubs for students at lunch time or after school.
We think there is something for everyone to be involved in and students benefit from the role modelling and expertise of fellow students.
Post 16 students are expected to lead in at least one aspect of their school week, and many take this opportunity up in terms of supporting in lower school classes, and leading younger students in their learning.
Most leadership positions are voluntary, some are compulsory and others are subject to interview or election. Some students even accredit their leadership as part of CSLA/JSLA or vinspired. There is something for everyone to be involved in.