The development of leadership qualities and skills in our students is an important part of our curriculum. It is evident in subjects like Skills Academy, through opportunities for personal achievement available to students such as Duke of Edinburgh's Award as well as courses such as Personal Development and Leadership available in the Senior Phase.
In addition, all teaching staff need to hear the 'student voice' to fulfil our school aims and mission statement. This voice is heard regularly in the classroom and is a feature of excellent learning and teaching. Students and teachers regularly feedback to each other regarding progress with learning. Teachers take account of this in planning future learning experiences.
Across the school students have representative groups at House, School and Sixth Year level. Students on these groups are representatives of their peers. Each group discuss a range of issues important to students and staff and strive to make improvements for the benefit of individuals, groups and all students as appropriate.
Each session student leaders are identified from our Sixth Year. These students play particularly important roles in promoting, developing and sustaining the 'student voice' and 'student leadership'.