The Student Leadership is an integral part of life at Flegg. A school is nothing if it doesn’t listen to its students and act on their ideas, where possible. This is exactly what we do here at Flegg High. It is the student Leadership Team that voice the ideas of the entire student body to the Senior Leadership Team and ensure that the ideas of the students are considered in decisions made within the school. They set out to be excellent role models and encourage others to do the same. Any issues the pupils at Flegg have, or any improvements they wish to make are taken forward by the Student Leadership Team and discussed in order to fix or make them happen.
Head Boy: Jack Parker
Head Girl; Kate McNelly
Deputy Head Boys: Cody Abel, William Dawson Jones
Deputy Head Girls: Zara Ulrich, Amy Parrack
Our senior prefects, prefects and Year 10 Assistants all form part of the Student Leadership Team and have the fantastic opportunity to have a say in how the school is run for you.
This is what they have to say on Student Leadership within the school:
“Student leadership is vital within the school to get the best out of students. With the roles of heads/deputies we represent the whole student body which is a large responsibility that we hope we can use to improve the school experience for all. Everyone has different viewpoints and ideas for the school and we want to take this into each meeting to make the school more suitable for each individual student. Using the student leadership is a great way to communicate with members of staff and gets the students thoughts and feelings across.”
Jack, the Head Boy, says: “I believe that the student voice is having a greater impact on everyday school life more than ever before, and I feel privileged to be able to express the views of peers to senior members of staff. The student leadership team meet weekly to discuss student feedback on aspects of the school, and look to find solutions to help all Flegg students. It is a great feeling to see something we have discussed changed or introduced to benefit the school.”
Kate, the Head Girl, says: “the student leadership team is a good opportunity to be involved within the school community. Even if you are not in year 11, Flegg offers many options that can give the students a voice; we believe that it is very important to get students opinions across and this is one of the great benefits of being a part of the student leadership team.”
The Student Leadership are advocates for all students within the school and strive to work closely with the Senior Leadership Team within the school to make improvements and move the school forward. As part of the Student Leadership team the prefects support outstanding behaviour and learning within the classroom. They are regularly involved with interviews for new staff at the school, as well as tours, assemblies and other activities which promote the school. One of their main aims is to ensure all pupils enjoy their time and achieve their potential at Flegg, by establishing a positive atmosphere.
Intervention and support
Many qualities are looked for in a student leader and approachability is key. All of the students who are a part of the team are approachable and friendly and encourage those with any issues or problems to talk to them. Within our recent Student Leadership interviews it was highly recognised that it is enthusiasm, combined with hard work, which gain the exceptional results. As a result of this, these student qualities (along with others similar) are being encouraged within all lessons and personally through the Student Leadership Team themselves.
Applying your knowledge/career pathways
Being part of the Student Leadership Team has many advantages. It allows pupils the opportunity to develop their communication, management and critical thinking skills. Pupils are given responsibility and confidence; all of which are vital skills in any career path. The roles allow them to voice their opinions, as well as the student voice for the school as a whole, this gives the school a wider variety of ideas from the student perspective and offers an insight to their learning styles.
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