Leadership is a key element of our vision for the school and our students.
Our student leadership structure is designed to provide students with important and empowering opportunities within the school: to take on positions of responsibility and rise to the challenge as they shape decision making and contribute to theirs and their peers Chingford experience.
Students are inspired to develop and practise a range of key skills, including mentoring, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, presenting, team work, leadership and many more through their roles; putting them in good stead for their future and building firm foundations for success.
Examples of leadership roles and opportunities:
Headship in Sixth Form
School Captains (Four students from Year 11)
Selected by Heads of School and Head of Year 11, roles include student voice leaders at Year Council and School Council meetings, reporting to SLT following these meetings, supervising Parents and Open evenings, representing the school at public events, conducting tours for prospective families and new staff, taking part in the interview process of prospective staff, being role models for peers, monitoring MS Homework Club and organising and monitoring Assistant School Captains in their tutor group roles.
Assistant School Captains (Four students from each Year 11 form)
Selected by Year 11 Form Tutors, roles include mentoring tutor groups, student voice at Year Council and School Council meetings, supervising Parents and Open evenings, representing the school at public events, conducting tours for prospective families and new staff, taking part in the interview process of prospective staff, being role models for peers, and supporting MS Homework Club.
Form Captains (Two students from each Year 7-10 form)
Selected by tutor group and form tutor, roles include student voice at Year Council and Student Council meetings, organising on behalf of form tutor (including form notices, noticeboard, school photos, collating of documents, charity work, Sports Day etc) and leading in production of form led assemblies and presentations.
Assistant Form Captains (Two students from each Year 7-10 form)
Selected by tutor group and form tutor, roles include supporting Form Captains in their work, leading and supporting specific tutor programme activities and supporting production of form led assemblies and presentations.
Whilst these are among the most significant student leadership positions within our school; we have many more opportunities for students:
- School Council
- Sports Captains
- Sports Leaders
- Peer Listeners
- Reading Mentors
- Numeracy and Literacy Leaders.
I have had the privilege of representing my school at many sports events within my leadership role. I feel that alongside the academic knowledge I have gained, my position as Form Captain has provided life skills that will enable me to achieve my goals at school, and in the future.
Year 10 Form Captain