Leadership Opportunities

An important part of life within Wetherby Senior’s Sixth Form involves taking on positions of responsibility and acting as a role model for our younger pupils.

Leadership opportunities within our Sixth Form enable our sixth formers to support our School whilst developing important transferable skills (such as public speaking) that are useful in any future career.

PREFECTS

Our potential prefects apply during spring term of Year 12 and there are different prefect posts, including Head Boy, Trib Captain and Form Prefects. Responsibilities include helping with open events, as well as supporting life within our Sixth Form and across Wetherby Senior. These roles are an exciting way to provide leadership, manage teams and act as role models, with our sixth formers encouraged to prepare for application by being active Trib members, by leading their own clubs and societies, and by participating in our School events.

In recognition of this honour, our prefects have a Prefect Office in Hannah House which is equipped with a kettle, microwave and fridge, plus desk space to work and comfortable seating. They are awarded a prefect tie and have a different shirt. As thanks and celebration, there is a prefect dinner towards the end of Year 13.

ACADEMIC MENTORING

Our Year 12 academic mentors are trained to help younger pupils with their subjects. They work with Heads of Department and are assigned a younger pupil to support each week. Sometimes this is to help boost a pupil’s performance in class, help them to understand their prep, or to extend and challenge their learning to a higher level. This is a very rewarding experience for all involved.

PEER MENTORING SCHEME

Our Year 12 peer mentors undertake training to support younger pupils and act as a ‘big brother’ role model. They support their mentees both on a regular basis, or sometimes just as a one-off. The issues discussed vary, from school to home life, but all mentors are trained to approach matters seriously and sensitively.

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Led by a Senior Prefect, our School Council meets each half-term to discuss ideas suggested from pupils across our School, and then works with our Headmaster and Heads of Section to implement these suggestions. Our School Council is made up of one representative from each tutor group in our School. Pupils that wish to be considered must make a short speech to their tutor group about why they would make a good representative, and then the tutor group democratically elects their preferred candidate. Member of our School Council are an integral part of leadership at Wetherby Senior and have played a significant role in a range of initiatives, including the creation of our dedicated Friday activities slot and the introduction of Wetherby Senior’s annual Diversity Day.


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