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Student Leadership

“Together we create a safe, caring and successful environment, committed to empowering students to achieve their full potential”

Welcome to the student leadership area of our website. At Hodge Hill College we provide a positive ethos based upon British values that are shared across the school community. The culture and ethos of the school promotes respect as well as healthy and productive attitudes towards learning, life and work. Pupils are encouraged to contribute to the life and work of the school and, from the earliest stages, to exercise their responsibilities as members of a community. Student leadership encourages pupils to be an active, responsible member of the school community through becoming a Prefect, Student Councillor or a Form Representative. 

Head Boy & Head Girl's Charities

 Hussan Waheed & Marzana Kaifa


I have chosen Help for Heroes as my charity. Help for Heroes aid the suffering of servicemen and women of the British Armed Forces. This charity is personal to me as my father served with the military. During the Afghanistan campaign, several soldiers came back with either a lost limb or severe PTSD. Their lives were forever changed and Help for Heroes supported them to live a close to normal life, a life where they could be independent and free from fear. Those who place their lives second to ours, deserve a second chance at life.

Hussan Waheed

The charity that I have chosen is Shelter. Shelter helps the homeless in the UK and it strives to end homelessness. In 2018, there were 5000 people under the age of 18 who were homeless in the UK. Homelessness is increasing in vast numbers each year. I, being a young person, can neither think of or see someone the same age as me going to sleep hungry or in an insecure household.

 Marzana Kaifa

Year 11 Student Leadership Team

The prefect team is continuously working to coordinate with teachers and the senior prefect team to ensure that the school environment is kept safe and secure for everybody. They assist at lunchtimes; managing queues and helping younger students around the building.  Prefects wear coloured ties this ensures their presence is highlighted and that they uphold a harmonic environment.                                                            

Senior Prefects oversee the prefect programme and ensure it is running smoothly; they assist in making decisions regarding charity events, future goals and improvements regarding the school's overall development. They ensure that  fellow prefects are always at their absolute best in terms of the image that they portray to their younger peers, and are performing efficiently at all times.

Senior Prefects were appointed following an application and a short interview, in which they were asked about their previous experiences of leading and their vision of the school’s increasing improvement. Being a Senior Prefect requires high levels of responsibility and maturity and it is a necessitated to set an example to peers and younger students.

Year 7-10 Student Leadership Teams

This year we have introduced student leaders with prefect teams now across Years 7-10. The prefect teams work with the Senior Student Leadership Team and teachers to ensure that the school environment is kept safe and secure for everybody. They organise and run the charity events for their year groups and assist at lunchtimes in various areas. Prefects wear coloured ties this ensures their presence is highlighted and that they uphold a harmonic environment.

Year 10

Year 9

Year 8

Year 7

Student Council

Being a Student Council Representative is an elected position that is voted for by the pupils in your year group. The role of the Student Council is to take the ideas of the students and try to make them a reality. We try to get the views and the opinions of the students in our year group across to other students, teacher or other individuals.

Form Representatives

Each of our 50 tutor groups will also have two form representatives who are responsible for checking equipment, uniform and helping out with daily tutor tasks. These two pupils also act as the tutor voice and share their tutor group’s feelings on any school matters with the year group’s school council representatives.

Sports Leadership

Year 7 & 8

In Year 7 and 8, students will have an opportunity to volunteer as Hodge Hill Games Makers. This role is aimed at those who enjoy PE and Sport but who were unsuccessful or unsure about becoming a prefect. As a Hodge Hill Games Maker students will be working with Team PE to deliver 3 inter-form competitions for Year 7 and 8. During these competitions the students will be officiating games, counting scores and ensuring all rules are followed throughout the tournament. By becoming a Hodge Hill Games Makers, the students will have gained additional leadership experience and confidence to apply for the Student Leadership Team when applications open again. In addition, those in Year 8 will be given first preference on graduating onto the Hodge Hill Sports Leaders programme in Year 9.

Year 9 & 10

In Year 9 and 10, students will have an opportunity to volunteer as Hodge Hill Sports Leaders. This role is aimed at those who enjoy PE and Sport and are beginning to consider this area as a further study route or career path. Over the academic year, Hodge Hill Sports Leaders will take on different roles to complete a series of challenges. More information on the roles and challenges are below. By becoming a Hodge Hill Sports Leader, the students will gain a variety of leadership and organisational experience. This will benefit them when it comes to College and Apprenticeship interviews. As part of the course they will also be completing Sports Leaders Level 1 in Sports Leadership Award. This qualification is delivered by Sport4Life and is nationally recognised and can lead to employment opportunities. For those who are also undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, being a Hodge Hill Sports Leader will cover their volunteering section for a 6-month period.

 

Event Leader Students will have to organise and deliver a sporting event for Year 7. Guidance and support will be given by Team PE and during the completion of the Sports Leaders Level 1 Sports Leadership qualification.

Warm Up Leader – During their PE lessons students will have to lead a range of warm ups. This will begin with a small group and build up to leading a whole class warm up. It is important that students research this themselves and ask their PE teacher for advice and guidance.

Official Leader – Students will have to become a referee in a range of different settings. This can happen during PE lessons, on their designated break time duty and at afterschool clubs or fixtures.

Team Leader – Students will work closely with a member of Team PE to organise fixtures and promote sports teams throughout the school. This will involve going into year group assemblies, helping with the collection of consent forms and supporting the team at fixtures.

Coach Leader – Students will work with a sports team in school to help improve their skill level. This can be through taking a small group skill sessions and working with a PE teacher during a game to give advice to players, making substitutions and changing tactics.

Equipment Leader – Students will be given a designated break time duty with a member of Team PE. During this duty they will be responsible for handing out and collecting sports equipment. They are also responsible for maintaining this equipment.

If you would like more information on either Hodge Hill Games Makers or Hodge Hill Sports Leaders, please contact Mr Stewart in Team PE.