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Sixth Form Leadership Opportunities

School Council Leadership

10 Sixth Form students with 2 assigned to each year group.

2 Sixth Form students with overall responsibility for the 10 Sixth Form students

Roles:

  • Two school council leaders to meet with GF/HMP
  • Organise School council sessions with the other leaders linked to a specific year group
  • Run the school council sessions and complete minutes
  • Complete student voice with their year groups 

Community Leadership

10 Sixth Form students with 2, given overall responsibility

Roles:

  • Liaise with CMA/ER re roles in primary school. This may include readers, listening to the students, TA roles. General volunteering within the primary school.
  • Liaise with the local care homes and organise an afternoon tea in school
  • A role within remembrance day organisation
  • Links to the local church
  • Links to the local foodbank
  • Public speaking roles at open evenings

Charity Leadership

6 x Sixth Form students

Roles:

  • Liaise with a sixth form tutor/TBC to decide charity fundraising for the academic year and choose the charities.
  • Complete a charity board advertising the events
  • Promote fundraising
  • Canvas the school population for the charities to represent
  • Publish and advertise the charity fundraising successes

 Academic Mentors

Sixth Form students to represent each subject area

Roles:

  • Become a subject specialist for a specific subject in KS3/4
  • Liaise with the HOD/HOF
  • Volunteer to work with students either in lessons or on a one to one, offering subject specific guidance. Overall organisation and monitoring with HMP/KF
  • Discussion of successful study skills and retrieval ideas with lower school delivering assemblies. 

Eco Committee Leadership

10 Sixth Form students

Roles:

  • Half termly meetings with TP
  • Discussion and actions re a more ecological approach in school to recycling
  • Discussion and actions re litter in school and in the community
  • Liaise with the primary school and the forest school ethos.
  • Liaise with groundsman re composting etc

Sports Committee Leadership

2 Sixth Form students

Roles:

  • To meet with the Head of PE on a half-termly basis to provide feedback and suggestions on the PE curriculum and College sport
  • To assist in the end of term sports assembly
  • To communicate with the Sports Captains regarding suggestions prior to meetings
  • To provide feedback of meetings to Sport Captains
  • Motivate and encourage healthy active lifestyles
  • To actively participate in sport in College

Wellbeing Mentors

2 Sixth Form leaders

As many Sixth Form students as offer for the actual role

  •  To attend and participate in mentor training sessions and meetings.
  • To undertake regular meetings with your mentee during form time; as well as making yourself available to your mentee to contact you during break times as the need arises.
  • To support your mentee with social and mental health concerns, helping identify issues and offering guidance.
  • To support your mentee where relevant, with improving literacy, numeracy and other subjects.
  • Seeking help from staff members, for yourself and your mentee where required.
  • Sharing concerns about your mentee or other pupils with relevant staff members.
  • To act as a role model to others in the college.
  • To organise the lower school mentors

Reading Mentors

As many Sixth Form students as offer for the actual role 

  • To attend and participate in reading mentor training sessions and meetings.
  • To undertake regular meetings with your mentee during the allotted times.
  • To support your mentee with reading and vocabulary development through a range of strategies.
  • Seek help from staff members, for yourself and your mentee where required.
  • Share concerns about your mentee or other pupils with relevant staff members.
  • To act as a role model for reading to others in the college.

 Personal Development Programme

At Cromwell we aim to make our personal development (PD) curriculum vibrant by providing a number of outside speakers, gaining hands on life skills and fundraising. There are also a variety of trips for both information and guidance and for fun.

Below is the outline of activities in Year 12 which take place during PD sessions: 

 SEPTEMBER

Student Leadership

Choices

Planning external Work Experience

Debating

 OCTOBER

Careers Convention - an excellent opportunity to discuss future plans with employers, universities and look at all the amazing apprenticeships on offer

Human Rights with Barry from Jimmy's 

NOVEMBER

Take Your Place - Stress less

Dhiverse - Consent and Sexual Harassment

 

 DECEMBER

Crafting

Christmas Quiz

 

 JANUARY

Police Learning to Drive and County Lines - a very hard hitting session looking at the effects of speed, mobile phones, drink and drugs and the use of seat belts

BLESMA and Resilience

 

 FEBRUARY

Revision and Study Skills - Lincoln University

Work Experience week

Post Work Experience debrief

 

 MARCH

Self-Defence

CPR & First Aid

Finance talk - Suffolk University

Finance for Life

 

 APRIL

Yoga

Stress Less with Art

 

 MAY

Year 12 Mock Week

Gap Year Talk - Project Trust

Debating

 JUNE

University Open Day

Cooking on a Budget

UCAS Convention 

 JULY

Rounders and Afternoon Tea

Two collapsed days for UCAS and Apprenticeship Applications

End of Year trip

 

We have additional speakers coming into the college to speak to our Sixth Form students on important issues such as, voting and how to register, and the National Citizenship Scheme.

We also offer educational trips and visits to various destinations:

  • The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye
  • Lessons from Auschwitz - Poland
  • Rome
  • Normandy
  • Snowdonia
  • Getting ready to apply for University - Anglia Ruskin University

In Year 13 our focus from September to December is UCAS, apprenticeships, CV writing and interview skills.

From January onwards we want each of our Year 13 students to have a very specific mentoring session. This means the personal development slot is used for academic mentoring sessions on a one to one basis. This includes discussion around study skills, attendance, future dreams and current performance.