Over the last year Student Leadership has been at the forefront of development across The Causeway School. There are now many areas for students to become successful leaders and learn new skills that they can continue to develop throughout their lives. The Causeway School now has young dedicated leaders in the following areas across the school and community: Head Boy and Head Girl, Deputy Head Boys and Deputy Head Girls, School Cabinet, Senior Students, House Leaders/Ambassadors, Sports Captains/Ambassadors, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and Play Leaders, . All students across the school have also been given opportunities to lead on activities within tutor groups during tutor times.
Across all 4 houses students from each year group applied for leadership roles relevant to the individual houses. Each house selected their Captains and Ambassadors and since then all have been busy fulfilling their roles. They have all been part of meetings, which have aided in development of their houses and led different activities. Having leaders from different year groups and working across differing areas of the school has had a huge impact on the learning, environment and extra-curricular opportunities for all at The Causeway School. Across the school there are over 40 students that are now leading their house and continuing to develop the schools ethos and values.
Each house has Sports Captains and Ambassadors with students from different year groups. The sports leaders have taken part in training sessions to improve on their leadership skills within sporting activities. Next year the Sports Leaders will be holding and leading sports events for local primary schools to attend. They will also continue to lead on extra curricular clubs, and help arrange house sports competitions across the school for everyone to participate in. The older Sports Leaders will also take part in the Sports Leaders qualification, so that when their work has been done they will receive a nationally recognised accreditation.
Throughout the year, the journalists team have been working hard and reporting on all events that have occurred both at school and out in the community. A particular mention goes to Molly Stammers for her consistent hard work and reports that make The Causeway Connection a superb read from the students’ perspective. We look forward to seeing the Journalist team grow in strength and numbers over the next few terms and reporting on even more goings on at The Causeway School.
If you would like to know more about the leadership opportunities across the Causeway School, or would like to know how your child can apply for any of the roles please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be nice to see even more student leaders at The Causeway School and improve further on the 200 students that are already making a huge difference to our both our school and local community.
This year we saw over 40 students from Year 8 lead play activities at local primary schools. Whilst providing interesting and fun activities for younger students at lunchtimes, the play leaders have also helped within classrooms during the school day. It has been a valuable experience for students to learn to adapt to different roles in different schools. The primary schools have all commented on the fantastic work the play leaders have done this year, and are looking forward to the new play leaders starting with them from September.
The current Year 8 students have recently applied to become play leaders and have undergone a rigorous process of completing an application form and sitting a formal interview with Mr Hocking. From the applications it is clear that the students are both keen and willing to provide a fantastic service to the local primary schools once again. From September there will be 60 students taking part in the scheme, which again shows the development and dedication of our students keen to take on leadership roles. Well done and good luck to all of our play leaders.
Mr Robert Hocking, Student Leadership Co-ordinator