Student Leadership at SBE
At Shenley Brook End School there are a variety of ways in which you have the opportunity to develop yourself as a leader. There are opportunities to develop leadership in P.E lessons throughout Year 7 and 8 as well as getting involved in some of our Student Voice groups, ranging from Student Cabinet and Rainbow Society to our Learning leaders and Equalities groups. In 2017 the school was awarded Leadership Academy Status and we celebrated becoming UK Leadership Academy of the Year for 2018-19.
During your journey as a student, there are a number of bespoke lessons designed to further develop your leadership. One of these is our PE Leadership Diploma programme which you can take in Year 9-11. This develops your leadership skills and gives you opportunities to support in PE lessons, coach teams and groups as well as visiting other schools to teach younger students. Many of you will have experienced our leaders running activities in your primary school. These opportunities not only help your leadership skills but help build and develop your communication skills, confidence, resilience and gives you a chance to work with others.
The school works closely with Sports Leaders UK which allows us to accredit our Year 7-13 learners with various qualifications that demonstrate leadership in sport, school and in the community. Some students will take our BBB pathway and have the opportunity to deliver and lead students in a classroom setting in Maths, English and Science. All of these skills and experiences work hand in hand with our life skills curriculum and build upon what is taught in these lessons.
Moving into the 6th Form there is the chance to run for Head Boy or Head Girl as well as being able to join our 6th Form Council and give ideas on how to change the 6th Form to improve the experience for students in Year 12 and 13. A final Leadership Qualification (Level 3) is offered and is accredited, which means it holds UCAS points, and supports the journey into higher education.
However, it doesn’t stop there! Our extra-curricular provision across school, including P.E., gives students a brilliant opportunity to put these skills into practise. Students are activity encouraged to take part in a variety of clubs and take a lead on these. We have many 6th Form students that run clubs and sports teams with the support of staff, as well as younger students.
Have more ideas? We always want to hear how we can help develop you and your leadership skills as you move through school and life.
Below is an example of one of our Year 9 students, Olivia, who is a Leadership Diploma student. She has shown the motivation and confidence to share a sports coaching session, via video, whilst being on lockdown. What an excellent example of leadership in action!
Leadership Diploma Student Video