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YEAR 7-10 - 12 November 2021 Student Leadership

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12 November 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

Student Leadership at Orchard

 Student Leadership is a very important aspect of what we do at Orchard. We believe that giving students responsibility, having their voices heard, and learning how to lead activities will support students to gain in confidence, build their character, practise oracy skills and provide them with a different experience while at school.

We are now opening up our Student Leadership opportunities for all students in Years 7-10 to be able to choose their preferred group for this year. We want to tell you about these too so that discussions can take place at home about what group your child may want to join, and how they are getting on throughout the year.

The groups available this year are:

  • Rights Respecting Leaders
  • Eco Leaders
  • Digital Safety Leaders
  • Oracy Pioneers
  • Sports Leaders
  • Fundraising Force
  • Anti-Bullying Ambassadors
  • Library Leaders (Year 7 students only)
  • Reading Leaders (Year 8 students only)
  • Student Coaches (Year 10 only) Students have already formed this group in year 9 and will continue in this group as part of the programme.

All students will be shared a short summary of what each group is about on Friday November 26th and be given the chance to choose their top 3. They are allocated to one of their preferred groups, and every other Friday during tutor time (starting Dec 10th) the students meet in their group. Children in Years 8, 9 and 10 who chose a leadership group last year can select the same group or different groups to broaden experience.

Students will learn what they need to achieve to earn a leadership badge. We want students to have something to keep and be proud of as well as their developing skill set. They can wear their leadership badges throughout their time at Orchard.

It would be fantastic to see students aiming to collect as many different badges as possible in their time at Orchard, as these opportunities arise each year.

Thank you in anticipation of supporting your child with student leadership.

Yours sincerely

Fiona Fields

Assistant Headteacher