Leadership is a core strand of our pastoral curriculum, so that students are equipped with the tools needed to instigate change and to foster allyship. Students are encouraged to take on positions of responsibility; each tutor group elects a form captain, and we have year leaders and a very effective School Council. A team of peer supporters in VI mentor and coach the younger years, while the Head Girl Team spearhead a variety of initiatives within the school.
The student voice is essential to our pastoral provision, and students help to shape the pastoral agenda. A team of PSHE student ambassadors contribute to the evaluation of our programme and run sessions for their peers. The Head Girl Team run regular sessions with other students and help drive the pastoral curriculum. Committees, such as our staff and student diversity committee, engaging in ongoing discussions with our school community to monitor the effectiveness of our actions and ensure minority groups feel heard and understood.