Student Leadership provides all students with the opportunity to share in the planning, execution and evaluation of activities within the context of learning and teaching, the environment, student health and welfare and to develop their role as young citizens.
Many of our students share ideas within and beyond this school; locally, nationally and internationally. Students who apply for a role on the Student Leadership Team, are interviewed and selected in Year 12 to become a member of one of the nine student leadership committees. Once they have demonstrated commitment to these roles, students from this wider group are then able to apply for the senior positions of Head Boy/Girl and deputies.
We value the opinion of students and their creative ideas. Students in all year groups are given the opportunity to have posts of responsibility in their tutor groups. As a school we seize opportunities for students to get involved. A Fresher’s Fair each September allows students to see the range of clubs on offer and meet older students who share their passion. There are any number of opportunities for all students to get involved in school life: principal students (who help subject leaders), prefects; tour guides, sports leaders, sessions for older students thinking about going into teaching, peer mentors, debating club; Ringwood School Radio (RSR Live) and a host of charity and competition groups. The Student Leader Accreditation is a national scheme where students can build a portfolio of evidence of all their involvement in and out of school and are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates by the Secondary Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT).
Out of School
Students have a number of opportunities to get involved with the local and wider community, helping to develop their understanding of the world beyond school. Sixth form students sit on the town council as Student Advisors attending monthly meetings. This ensures that young people have a voice in decisions that affect them. This role led them to the Speakers Award in Parliament. The Student Leadership Team often support the Town Council with local events. Working with organisations like the Lions and Rotary Clubs, enables students to enter an adult world and be recognised for the charitable work they do at a local, national and international level.