Leadership Ladder

The Leadership Ladder provides opportunities for students to gain leadership experience and recognises achievement through different levels of ‘Leadership Colours’. For further information regarding this initiative, please contact Miss S Robinson.

Year 7 and 8 students can work towards Lower Bronze, Lower Silver and Lower Gold Leadership Colours, achieving a certificate and badge to recognise their hard work, as well as extra house points.

At each level, pupils must complete 5 leadership activities from the list included in their Leadership Booklet. Form Tutors or the member of staff running the activity can sign off the activity on the Leadership Ladder. Students who complete 5 activities will be presented with their award by Ms O’Grady.

Example activities include:

  • Attend at least 10 sessions of a lunch/after-school club.
  • Lead a group in a lesson.
  • Be a Form Captain, Sports Captain, Charity Captain or House /School Council rep.
  • Read 3 books, writing a small summary paragraph about each one.
  • Help at Open Evening, Parents Evening or Transition Evening.
  • Take part in an Inter-House competition.
  • Participate in a school fixture/ represent the school
  • Take on a registration/form responsibility for at least 1 term
  • Be recognised for outstanding uniform and punctuality.
  • Enter an Art competition or exhibition within school.
  • Support another student in school settling in to school and acting as a mentor or buddy.
  • Be an ambassador of a subject area. MFL, Science etc.
  • Any other suitable activity discussed and agreed by form tutor

In order to achieve the platinum award students will be required to use their leadership skills in the community. Students will be encouraged to complete a personal log of the voluntary work they are undertaking. They will record hours each week and ensure their community link signs them off. Before pupils start on this award they will need to speak to their form tutor who will agree their plan and ask their community link to confirm they are happy to sign off the hours.

Example community activities include:

  • Helping a charity – run a fundraising event in your community for a local charity
  • Coaching – at your local football, rugby athletic or other sports club
  • Helping people – at your local scout group, cadets or youth club
  • Mentoring – tutoring younger students with Mathematics, Science or other subject

We believe this is a really exciting opportunity for your child to be involved in and great enrichment to support college and career applications later on in life. Please encourage your child to get involved and have a talk to them about which activities they are going to try first.

For more information please have a look at the student information presentation