We believe in pupils developing their leadership and teamwork skills by getting involved in the wider school community. We have many different positions that pupils can apply for to enhance their skills and make a positive contribution.
Examples are: Eco Buddies, Endzone Co-ordinators, Sports Leaders, Form Captains, House Captains, Esafety Ambassadors, Endzone Support Pupils, Junior Orchestra Helpers, Reading Buddies, Handwriting Helpers, Librarians, Sports Captains.
These are students from our current Year 10 who have undertaken a tough interview process and specific training to work with our Year 7 pupils during transition. They visit primary schools, accompany pupils on their visits to Endon High School, and help them to settle in when they arrive in September. They spend time with them at break and lunchtime, as well as in forms. We are always massively oversubscribed with students wanting to take on this role, and they do a fabulous job.
Two representatives from each form group sit on the Year Council to discuss students’ issues and raise topics to go forward to the Student Council, which is made up of students from all years.
The Council members discuss issues which pupils would like the school’s Leadership Team to address, it provides the staff with the pupils’ perspective on policies and initiatives planned in the school. They attend Governors meetings and co-ordinate the charity work undertaken by pupils at the school.
Pupils are invited to become ambassadors for subjects. These are usually pupils who have a real passion for a subject area and they assist the department in bridging the gap between the teachers and pupils, along with promoting the subject amongst their peers.
The school selects a number of prefects from Year 11 pupils each year. Selection is based on such characteristics as a responsible attitude, maturity, punctuality, reliability, initiative and communications skills. The school relies heavily on the prefect system to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.
In addition, we have a Head Boy and Head Girl, each supported by two Deputy Heads (boys and girls) who are appointed following a formal selection procedure. These six senior students take on a wide variety of whole school responsibilities within Endon High School.