Student Leadership Opportunities
There are numerous opportunities for students to develop leadership skills here at Roundwood Park
Student Leadership Government (SLG)
The Student Leadership Government (SLG) is democratically elected each year to take on leadership roles within our school. There are approximately 40 positions of responsibility; each with a different purpose for driving school improvements and engagement in extra-curricular, community and charity work both in and out of school. Our Head Student, House Captain, School Captain and Curriculum Captain roles are integral to Roundwood Park and as such they:
- enable the student voice to have influence in shaping the development and future of the school
- offer students opportunities to develop leadership skills and gain invaluable leadership experience and training
- provide greater exposure to leadership opportunities to more students, featuring in many post-18 applications
- connect sixth form student leaders with the entire student body enriching school experience for our younger students
We are incredibly proud of the work that our Sixth Form leaders achieve during their tenure. At Roundwood Park, we nurture students to be confident and capable individuals by allowing them to project manage school events, present in assemblies, liaise with outside charities and organisations and run parliament meetings. This gives them invaluable experience for life, but also to talk and write about in future university and job applications.
Academic Tutoring, Mentoring, Sports Leadership and Employment
We value our Sixth Form student’s ability to engage and support our younger students. There are many opportunities for our Sixth Formers to get involved beyond their studies. In addition to the Student Leadership Government, many Year 12 students become academic tutors, teaching GCSE students in their lunchtimes or after school. Others prefer pastoral responsibilities, like mentoring Year 7s. This allows them opportunity to help others through a structured and supportive mentoring programme.
Our school thrives as a family community and Sixth Formers are often employed to work in the dining hall or the sports centre, in their spare time, giving them valuable work experience within a safe and familiar environment.