There are many opportunities for pupils to develop their leadership skills, as student council representatives, peer mentors, bullying ambassadors and as sports leaders. In the sixth form, learners volunteer as prefects to supervise younger pupils at break- and lunchtimes. Pupils also represent the school at formal events, such as open days and parents’ evenings. Pupils in Years 11 and 12 also take part in the National Citizen Service. (Ofsted, May 2016)
There are many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills: as Student Council representatives, peer mentors, bullying ambassadors and as sports leaders. In the Sixth Form students volunteer as prefects to supervise younger students at break and lunchtimes. Students also represent the school at formal events, such as open days and parent consultation evenings. Students in Years 11 and 12 also take part in the National Citizen Service.
The school has enjoyed notable success at the Buckinghamshire Model United Nations Forum, debating and discussing global issues such as Sustainable Consumption and Freedom of Movement with schools from across the County. The House of Commons Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP has highly commended our students whilst judging the event.
Students from our Scholars Programme have had the opportunity to question and debate with Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, contemporary issues that will impact their futures. The scholars follow a programme of study facilitated by the University of Oxford throughout the year and are awarded recognition for their individual progress accordingly.
Other notable recent successes include a Business Studies team reaching the national finals of a Ryman-sponsored Young Enterprise event and a group of Technology students winning a regional Secondary Schools challenge. Year 11 students form a Prom Committee to organise their own special event held in June each year.
We welcome guest speakers and mentors from a range of backgrounds across the year as we seek to broaden horizons and inspire young minds.
The House System, Student Council forum and wider Student Leadership programme enables students to engage in leadership activities from their first day, through to their final day at the school.