At Hanson Academy we believe that students should be given a varied range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school. Developing Student Leadership is key, as when given the opportunity young people can have a profound impact on their schools.
Involvement in leadership activities can improve students’ learning as well as helping them to develop the skills and traits needed for success outside of the classroom.
The Student Leadership Programme aims to increase the opportunity for Student Leadership across the school and to enhance the input students have with rewards, whole school events and student well-being.
Leadership roles and responsibilities
Student Senior Leadership Team:
- To promote academic achievement of all students regardless of ability to increase motivation, resilience and confidence.
- Ensure that all students have excellent communication skills to allow them to access all areas of school life.
- To make sure every child feels safe and welcome in school.
Valued Voice Members:
- Student ambassadors from each year group who have leadership of the student voice of their group. Each week a different question will be given to the ambassadors via the student voice leader and feedback collected and returned to the Valued Voice to act upon.
- To liaise with each other and increase the role of Student Leadership across school.
- To provide valuable feedback on ‘school life’ including teaching and learning, wellbeing provision, homework and rewards.
- To support any whole school events.
What benefits can leadership provide?
Leadership can provide you with a range of opportunities and help you develop key skills such as communication, both your written and verbal communication skills will develop as Student Leaders are involved in a number of different activities such as presentations. Organisational skills will also be important in a Student Leadership role, and these opportunities will help you to develop your organization skills as you will need to plan and lead upcoming whole school events. Prioritisation, listening and feedback skills are also amongst those you will develop.