Student leadership is a big part of life at Dunraven School as we strive to prepare our students for their futures in the wider world, and refine the school’s provision to reflect the needs of our learners. There are opportunities to become involved in student leadership in every year group.
School council - School councillors meet regularly each term and make up a group of children that represents the views of all our pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. They help to make decisions about school life and organise projects that support learning and development, such as organising charity events, theme days or representing the school at outside events. We value the opinions of our pupils and our school council gives pupils a forum to share these opinions with our Headteacher and other members of staff.
School monitors - Monitors fulfil important roles across the school and demonstrate our character strengths in action. They take responsibility for a range of different duties on a daily basis including helping in the lunch hall, working in the library and ensuring all chromebooks are looked after.
Our senior Student Leaders lead a thriving group of student voice representatives (with the support of the pastoral team) in both the secondary and sixth form schools. They meet regularly and work hard to represent their fellow students’ views across the school. As well as being responsible for running public student voice forums and charity events, our leadership team meets with the senior leadership team frequently, addressing issues that affect them and maintaining strong communication with staff.
In Year 11, there is a team of Prefects who work in an ambassadorial capacity, while administrating support for younger students, running charity events, and organising numerous celebrations throughout the year. In KS3 students can be a vital part of the school by seeking student feedback and discussing this with pastoral leads. These leaders help to maintain a safe and purposeful environment for all students to learn in lessons, and enjoy their break times.