‘Leadership is not a position but a process.’
Developing the leaders of tomorrow is one of our core aims. Students are encourages to grow into young leaders by being given opportunities
to practise and develop leadership behaviours.
Our House structure (Aidan, Bede, Hild and Oswald) provides extensive opportunities for our students to lead others, for example through being House or Form captains, as well as the many other opportunities for taking a lead on house events. In addition groups of students take a lead in particular areas of interest to them; our ECO team, for example, which focuses on saving energy and recycling or CAFOD group or SVP group both of which raise awareness of those in need.
Many of our students participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, which provides numerous leadership opportunities through both the volunteering and expedition stages. Equally, students enjoy the challenges of the John Paul II award and the National Citizenship Service programme, both of which have significant community work elements.
Leadership is also available within the curriculum. Our students are encouraged to become Sports Leaders, ECO ambassadors, STEM leaders and SVP leaders, organising and running events around the region for students from other schools. Team work opportunities abound, through a raft og collaborative (and sometimes competitive) schemes such as Engineering Challenges through our work with the Reece Foundation and science enrichment work. On our educational visits abroad, students work actively within the host communities, making a positive impact wherever they go.
‘Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.’