Student Leadership is a vital part of The Weald School. We believe that offering Students the chance to experience one of the vast number of leadership roles that we offer helps them to develop personally, underpinning the key values and ethos of the School. Leadership enables our Students to be proactive and independent, whilst empowering them with other key skills to use long after their time with us.
|Radio Weald||Radio Weald is run entirely by students. Team members prepare recorded shows and present live on air. The station is open to the whole school, broadcasting online at least twice a week, with additional coverage of major school events and a week-long special FM broadcast in the summer term each year.|
|LRC||The Student Librarians carry out a variety of duties to keep the LRC running smoothly and supporting Mrs May. They process new stock, shelve books, make displays, issue books, help with author visits and book clubs.|
|PE & Sport||The Sports Leaders Level 1 qualification is offered to all year 10 core PE students. Students can then choose to continue this towards Level 2 and further in later years. Their responsibilities include running regular sports sessions for local primary school pupils, running festivals of sport, assisting with after-school clubs and officiating at sports day.|
|Maths||The Year 7 & 8 Maths Leaders return to their primary schools and work with the Year 6 students who require additional support before their Key Stage 2 SATS exams. Resources are provided to the students the delivery is entirely up to them. The students work with the year 6 students on either a one to one basis or slightly larger groups.|
|Language (MFL)||The year 11 language leaders set up and run a language club for either Key Stage 3 or 4 and teach Spanish to other pupils in these year groups. The leaders also go into Primary Schools and run language lessons for pupils in Key Stage 2.|
|House||The House Captains are predominantly drawn from Year 11 as leaders of their House and are responsible for running House assemblies and the House Council. The Sport and Culture Captains hold responsibility for the sporting and cultural events and House Council reps are drawn from all years, representing the views of each year group within the house, ensuring student voice is heard.|
|School Council||The School Council meets once a half term and is led by the Sixth Form Lead Prefects. They help form the agenda and lead the discussions without staff presence (except to present items on the agenda). They review school policies and provide feedback to the SLT from House Councils and vice-versa.|
|Student Observers||The Student Observers are each trained in specific areas of teaching and learning and work in pairs to observe lessons and provide focused feedback to staff from a students’ point of view. Their roles also include helping with the transition for pupils from year 6 in to year 7, assisting staff with assessment and helping at staff training sessions.|
|Technicians||Student Technicians are a dedicated team of students drawn from all year groups who provide technical support for a range of school events. They are most frequently seen installing and operating the PA and projection systems for school assemblies, but also offer support at open evenings and other events, often working closely in partnership with Radio Weald.|
|Green Power Car||For several years now, our team of approximately twenty students have been an active participant in the Greenpower Car championships. This is a national schools’ competition where students design and build an electric car, powered by batteries, and race it. The team meet once a week to work on the cars and have had National success in their work.|
|Mentors||We have a number of trained 6th Form Peer Mentors who provide one-on-one support with a KS3 or KS4 student. Heads of House identify students who would benefit from having a Peer Mentor. Academic, social and or emotional issues are addressed by the 6th Form student.|
|Mediators||We have several Peer Mediators, across all year groups, whose main role involves helping to resolve conflicts between other students. They are all trained in different techniques to achieve this and are available at any time for students to approach for their help. Their work plays a large part in our anti-bullying policy.|
|Art||The Art leaders range across all year groups and their main role is to assist with art events. They have various roles within the Department, such as creating art displays around the school, designing posters for various competitions and helping with the KS3 art club that is run every week.|
|English and Literacy||
We have a number of student leaders in English performing a range of roles. Many support students with literacy issues during lessons at Key Stage 3 and 4. Some help with Key Stage three reading lessons, whilst others undertake specialist mentoring of students through GCSE study. We also have key stage 3 literacy leaders who return to their old primary schools to help deliver sessions to younger pupils.