We encourage our girls to take responsibility posts within the school and these can include positions such as the ones illustrated below:
Durham School girls will have the opportunities to volunteer and help at school events, participate in student meetings and receive leadership training.
The student leadership team at Durham School for Girls is comprised of a senior team made up of Year 6 students. This team includes Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl, plus leaders and prefects associated to different areas of school life. The remainder of the team is made up of form/house reps from different year groups.
The senior team go through a rigorous election process which includes completing an application form and providing two references (one personal and one professional). Shortlisted candidates attend an interview and those successful move through to the next stage and participate in a debate that takes place during assembly. Fellow students and staff cast their votes and Mrs Cathrae selects the final team when she reviews the results. This senior team will be in place from the beginning of Term Two.
Year 7s in 2020 will have a similar opportunity at the beginning of the year to put themselves forward as a form/house rep. Y7-9 also have the chance to complete student leadership training through enrichment.
Young student leaders and senior student leaders lead their own student voice meetings. Senior student leaders complete lunch duties, contribute and lead school events and receive leadership training.
Our student leader team will be proud to bridge the gap between teachers and students, have a say to improve the school whilst developing leadership qualities that prepare them for the real world.