St Gregory’s is committed to offering opportunities for student voice and student leadership. We very much want students to play an active part in making decisions that will enhance the life of the school community.
The Student Leadership Structure
Each September, Tutor group elections take place for the following leadership roles in each House; a House Representative, a House Captain and a House Charity Representative.
Two students are elected in each case and it is important that they are able to fulfil the following duties:
House Rep: to represent the tutor group’s views at termly meetings with their Head of House. Members of the Senate are elected from the House Reps.
House Captain: to assist the Head of House in the smooth running of House Competitions – particularly sporting events such as House competitions and Sports Day.
Charity Representative: Each House will also have a Charity Rep who will liaise with their Head of House with regards to fundraising – they will meet with other reps and will represent the tutor group’s views. We have a very strong tradition of fundraising at St Gregory’s and are very proud of the hard work and commitment, as well as generosity, our students have shown. The weekly newsletter always gives details of fundraising events and monies raised.
The Senate is the school council and it is made up of one upper school and one lower school senator from each House – these are elected by the students in early September. The Senate meets once a term and it is a very influential body in the school bringing issues directly to Senior Management.
The role of the prefect is very important. They are our ambassadors for the school and they play a prominent part in Open Evenings and other school events. All students in Year 11 can apply formally to their Head of Year to be considered for the prefect position and they must also have staff support.
New Sixth Prefects
Year 12 students can apply to be prefects with applications made to the Deputy Head of Sixth. Year 13 students have the opportunity to apply for senior prefect positions. All prefects play a vital role as ambassadors for the school, helping monitor prefect teams and speaking in assemblies and other formal occasions. All senior prefect applicants have to undertake a formal interview with the Headteacher and the Director of Sixth Form.
We truly believe that the student leadership structure that we have at St Gregory’s gives our students the opportunity to develop vital life skills such as communication and decision making that will equip them for later life.