“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example… in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” 1 Timothy 4:12
Take responsibility for yourself. Look for opportunities to lead others.
This means that, for example:
- Every student is engaged in a leadership role, whether it be formal or informal.
- Students look for opportunities to act as positive role models
We believe that every member of our school community has a role to play in shaping our ethos, values and strategic development. Students at Trinity School are encouraged to participate in all aspects of school life, including contributing ideas and taking on leadership responsibilities. A wide range of co-curricular activities are available offering all students, whatever their capability, additional opportunities to embrace a role in leadership.
Examples of some of the leadership roles at Trinity include:
- Head Boy and Girl (plus deputies)
- Senior Prefects
- School Council
- House Captains
- House Stars
- Sports Ambassadors
- Anti-bullying Ambassadors
- School photographers
There are many other informal roles and opportunities that we are proactive in creating to allow students to develop essential leadership skills and qualities. Examples include:
Public speaking opportunities, lesson ambassadors, roles in weekly act of worship, conducting school tours, leading form time talks on current affairs.
This year’s crop of Prefects have started the year in a fantastic way by helping out with several School Events so far this year. The role of the prefect at Trinity is to be an ambassador for the school and these students have been a shining example of this so far.
They have helped at Year 7 Parents’ Evening and both Open Evenings so far this term and should be highly commended for their commitment and passion for the school. Prefects also carry out a variety of duties at lunchtime during the week to assist with the smooth running of the school in the canteen and in the House Areas.
We are also delighted to announce the representatives for the Trinity School Council this year. These students were nominated and chosen by their form groups to be a voice for the school community. The School Council meets biweekly – often with Mr Pawson – to discuss various topics concerned with how to improve our school and make it excellent. Congratulations to Tarminna Miah who has taken on the role of Chair and Edward Winnifrith who continues in his role as Secretary.
Sports Ambassadors are students who have been identified as the most outstanding leaders within sport at school. Among other things, their main purpose is to promote co-curricular sports participation amongst their friends, classmates and other students throughout the school.
Our new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have made a great start to the year. They have pledged to stop bullying at our school and have begun running a lunchtime ‘Chill Out’ club where anyone can come and play games, chat and make new friends. During Anti-Bullying Week they stood up to celebrate our differences and the things which make us unique. We have many exciting plans to develop this role further in the near future and are hoping to travel to London to take part in the national Diana Award Training session to tackle bullying in schools.
“What an amazing ambassador for your school. She (student) showed us everything we needed to see and patiently waited whilst we participated in activities, she also explained the school’s expectations of each and every student, showed my boys how her timetable worked and pointed out and explained all areas. She was fabulous!!” (Prospective parent)
“we were most impressed by the enthusiasm of the two young ladies who conducted us around the school, explaining clearly the organisation in relation to the functions of the facilities. They are to be commended on the way they presented themselves and the school of which they are obviously so proud” (Visitor)
“The facilities are of course fantastic but I was particularly impressed with the behaviour and confidence of the students who clearly loved the school they attended” (Prospective parent)
“we are thrilled that X is seen as such a good ambassador for the school she loves!” (Parent)
EDUCATION FOR LIFE IN ALL ITS FULLNESS