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Student Leadership

Our students have many opportunities to develop and demonstrate their leadership opportunities as part of their personal development. Students across the school have opportunities to apply for student leadership roles every year. They form an important team which enables student voice activities, staff interview panels, and school improvement advice.

Senior Prefect Role

Our Year 12 student prefects have the opportunity to apply for the role of Senior Prefect. Two students will be chosen to represent the school in parent and external events and to lead the Year 12 student leaders and committees each year.

Student Prefects

In Year 12 students can apply for the role of student prefect. These students lead the student committees and encourage students to complete a number of projects throughout the year.

Lunch Supervisors

Our Sixth Form students also have opportunities to apply for paid roles to support the school and its students. These lunchtime roles help to supervise younger students and encourage physical activity and play for the younger years.

Sixth Form Teaching Assistants

Year 12 students have an opportunity to apply to support in their chosen subject specialism lessons as a teaching assistant. This is great career experience for the Year 12s as well as learning support for students lower down school.

Aspire Programme Mentors

Our Year 12 students can apply to become a mentor for a Year 10 student as part of the Aspire Program. This support is given to students who may be unsure of their ambition or aspiration around Sixth Form. These mentors help to teach Year 10s about Sixth Form life and learning so that they can make an informed choice at Year 11 transition.

Students Committees and Student Leaders

Each year students from all year groups can apply to become a student leader. These students play an important role in gathering student voice and taking this to one of the committee meetings each fortnight. Student leaders work on projects to improve the school for all students. Each committee creates a plan for the year, and works to complete their planned projects.

The four student committees are:

  • School Improvement Committee
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee (including the Anti Bullying Ambassadors)
  • The Charity Committee
  • The Community Committee

Anti Bullying Ambassadors

This group of students work hard to make changes to support those effected by bullying, and offer school leaders advice on how to make changes to the school to support those affected.

House Captains

Our five houses are led by Year 12 house captains who apply for the role in Year 12. The captains hold fortnightly meetings with House Captains from lower school to develop and run inter-house activities.

Our House Coordinator, Mr Tipping, supported by Mr Clifton, oversees the house activities each year. The final inter-house cup is awarded in the summer term following the sports day events.

Student Transition Leaders

Students in Year 7 can apply to become Year 6 transition leaders. This role involves working with the school's transition team to visit all feeder schools, support students in all transition events and be a mentor for Year 6 students when they first arrive at Eckington School.

Numeracy Peer Tutors

Students can apply to work as numeracy peer tutors for students lower down school who would benefit from intervention and support.

Literacy Peer Tutors

Students can apply to support students with literacy and reading activities lower down school who would benefit from intervention and support.