The Student Leadership Team (StLT) for the Academic Year 2019 - 2020 has been set up with students in mind. We launched our first vertical student voice structure in June 2019, which has proven incredibly successful in ensuring all pupils have their opinions heard.
We have three strands to our StLT: leadership team, student council and prefects.
Student Leadership Team
Each member has an area of responsibility mirroring staff leadership within the school. Students meet with their staff link once per half term to discuss arising issues within their areas and act upon them. This team is made up solely of Year 11 and Year 13 students who were selected in role following a thorough interview process.
Student Council consists of two leaders from each year group across all key stages. Their role is to meet with the Form Representatives and discuss arising topics from their year group, identifying common threads that can be added to the full leadership meeting agenda for action.
Prefects in school are responsible for all fundraising and charity events that take place. They support our PTA by being the student link to promote events that also support fundraising for our school. They also organise their own leaver’s events such as prom, yearbook and hoodies.
We have a student voice cycle, which runs successfully each half term. We meet as a full team to discuss arising topics and action improvements that we feel important. Once completed, these actions are then fed back to students within form time.
Our Student Leadership Team 2020/2021 is:
Aims of our Student Leadership Programme:
- To empower students to work in partnership with staff towards shared goals.
- To enable creativity to flourish as the school community benefits from the wealth of experiences, ideas, skills and sense of fun that students bring.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging and valued projects which impact positively on learning, teaching and well-being for both students and staff at Epping St. John's.
- To prepare students for Higher Education and for achieving personal and professional excellence in life after formal education.