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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
- Anti-bullying Ambassadors
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.
The role of the Prefect at Trinity is to be an ambassador for the school and our 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 year 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.
These students were nominated and chosen by their form groups to be a voice for the school community. The School Council meets bi-weekly – often with Dr Pawson – to discuss various topics concerned with how to improve our school and make it excellent. Tarminna Miah has taken on the role of Chair and Edward Winnifrith continues in his role as Secretary.
The role of an Anti-Bullying Ambassador is a key leadership role at Trinity and offers students the opportunity to develop skills and enact positive social change within the school. To be selected, students from each tutor group initially put themselves forward as candidates. The student cohort then democratically votes to decide on a small number of representatives from these candidates.
All students voted in as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have the opportunity to go off-site to receive specialist training through The Diana Award. The Diana Award is a charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign works to change the attitude surrounding bullying both across the UK and beyond. The programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. The Diana Award anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable approach.
In the autumn term, the anti-bullying ambassadors led a ‘drop-in’ area during lunchtimes where they provided listening and non-judgemental support to those being bullied and those bullying others.
On Thursday 14th March William Prescott, Zac Marshall, Thomas Humberstone, Theo Kerr and Sam Gough from the Trinity Anti-Bullying Ambassador team went to Cobham Hall, Gravesend to complete their initial training in Anti-Bullying.
In addition, on 27th March Trinity School hosted an Upskill Training event led by The Diana Award. This enabled our ambassadors to refine their campaign, network with other local schools and develop key skills such as public speaking. The team are now working together to put their campaign into action.
|Trinity School hosting The Diana Award Upskill Training event (March 2019)||Anti-Bullying Ambassadors completing their initial training with The Diana Award at Cobham Hall, Gravesend, March 2019|
What our Parents and Visitors Say
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!!
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
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
we are thrilled that X is seen as such a good ambassador for the school she loves!
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