At Rosebery School we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills in preparation for the challenges of today’s “real” world: the responsibilities and needs of life beyond the realms of home and classroom. Following the best practices of the many leadership models, we believe leadership is a combination of the following properties:
Model the Way
Model the highest standards you expect from others. Respect others’ values. Do it yourself, set an example.
Inspire a Shared Vision
Create a vision and dream of what could be. Find out what motivates others so you can accomplish things together.
Challenge the Process
A personal best does not come from keeping things the same. Tackle challenging problems in new ways.
Leadership is about a team effort. Build trust and relationships. Believe in the potential of others and the power of collaboration.
Encourage the Heart
Listen to others and act on it. Show appreciation for peoples contributions, celebrate the victories and values of your community.
The aims of student leadership at Rosebery is to help our young people to build relationships and enable others to make a difference in our world. It is a shared process of building a stronger community, improving the way things are done, developing better relationships, showing compassion for others. As can be seen below student leadership opportunities also focus on improving the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom, supporting the school’s aim to be a place where everyone enjoys learning, is creative, happy to try new things, find new solutions and embrace their responsibilities. At Rosebery, there are countless opportunities everyday for our students to practise their leaderships skills; leading parts of lessons, assisting their form tutor, helping to run clubs and workshops, charity fundraising, Sports Leadership Award, Arts Award. There is a comprehensive list available to students. Listed below are details of some key leadership opportunities available.
Rosebery Student Leadership Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold
This in-house award recognises when students have taken the chance to practise their leadership skills. Students work through a booklet to record evidence of a range of activities that develop the qualities listed above.
Junior Leadership Team
Two students are selected form Y7 to Y10 following a letter of application, presentation in assembly and student election. The team is led by the Head Girls and their Deputies to work across the school on learning and teaching, school environment and student welfare.
Sixth Form Prefect Team
Students are selected for a wide range of leadership roles following a letter of application, short listing and interview. The team is led by the Head Girls and their Deputies and have a wide ranging impact across the school.
The project is designed to train selected pupils to be experts and advocates of using appropriate technologies in schools, allowing them to act as ambassadors and peer mentors for staff and pupils across the school. Student Digital Leaders will lead innovative ICT practice at the school and contribute to ICT innovation across the curriculum
Students are trained to form an interview panel for externally advertised posts. Their feedback to the staff interview panel provides part of the selection process, alongside the range of recruitment procedures.
After careful selection and training, Year 9 students represent the school to visitors. This includes meeting and greeting, organising tours and providing thoughtful information about the school.
A group of Year 9 students are trained to mentor vulnerable Year 7 students.
Year 10 students are recruited to support Year 7 Form Groups, attending form time once per week, providing a point of contact to support our new students.
Form Group representative
Students from every form group are encouraged to model democratic election process to select students into a number of leadership roles: Form Captain and Vice, Sports Captain and Vice and Eco-Rep.
The Student Council provides a forum where representatives from all year groups raise, discuss and propose resolutions about issues which are important to the students they represent.