The school has a second specialism as a 'Leadship partner school'. This means we are committed to develop student leadership opportunities.
Aldworth is already proud of the leadership work students do within the school and its community. Students are encouraged to take leadership roles and responsibilities from arrival in Year 7 all the way through their time at the school with the hope that this will better equip them to be good citizens and possible leaders of the future.
Students may already take part in leadership roles or activities such as:-
- Tutor representative
- Student Council representative
- Tutor sports captains
- House sports captains
- Department assistants
- Senior Prefects
- Committee representative
- Public speaking and performance
- Peer mentoring
- Buddy reading scheme
- SEAL work within Year 7
Student Leadership Scheme
To encourage pupils to take part in student leadership activities, a scheme has been introduced which enables students to record their achievements and receive leadership certificates. A student leadership evidence booklet has been introduced to record activities. The booklet has five stages for the students to complete. In order to complete a stage, each student needs to collect evidence, which is then recorded in the booklet.
At the end of each academic year, they can receive a certificate to show that they have achieved that stage of leadership. The stages are deliberately more challenging as pupil’s progress through the stages, with the idea that by the end of KS4, the Gold level would have been achieved.
The bonus reward when completing these stages will be self pride and fulfilment as well as an opportunity to attend the end of year reward trip. However the evidence must be properly signed off with written comments by a teacher. This evidence will be clearly checked by the student leadership committee.
See Mr Reddy for more details