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Student Leadership

There are a wide range of leadership opportunities available to our students. This section of our website is designed to give you a flavour of what some of these are.

Head Team and Prefects

In the senior school, our S6 Head Team and Prefects have key leadership roles. Each member of the S6 Head Team is responsible for leading the improvement of a specific aspect of school life for students. Once a week, the S6 Head Team meets with the Senior Leadership Team (Rector, Depute Rectors and Business Manager) to discuss relevant matters.

Senior Prefects and Prefects also play a key leadership role in our school. Amongst other duties, they help supervise the school building and grounds at break and lunchtimes. They also monitor student behaviour on buses and in the local community.

Student Voice

Students have the opportunity to help lead the continuous improvement of our school through 'student voice'.  

Student voice comes about in variety of ways, including through consultation and ensuring there are opportunities to discuss ideas. Important forums include:

  • The Student Council
  • Committees
  • A suggestions box
  • Surveys
  • Focus groups

The House system and Student Council

Our House System plays an important role in student voice. Each year, House Captains are voted in to represent their class in House events and the Student Council.

The Student Council meets once a month to discuss any issues arising in the school and wider community.  These include:

  • Achievements of our students and how these should be celebrated
  • The supports that are in place for students
  • Proposals from our suggestions box 

Each Student Council representative is responsible for communicating messages from discussions at council meetings with the wider student body.

Our Student Council is led by S6 students, who are responsible for ensuring that minutes are taken during and that key information is displayed on our Student Council display board for all students to read. 

Ambassadors

Many of our senior students are 'Ambassadors'. Ambassadors take a lead role in a particular area of school life, such as mental health.

Student Achievement

We strive to ensure student achievements, both in and out of school, are recognised and celebrated. We do this in a variety of ways, including through:

  • Notice boards
  • Assemblies
  • School website
  • House points
  • Praise Postcards