Student Leadership

At Norlington we recognise the importance of Student Leadership and place it at the core of our school aims. Our exceptional range of leadership opportunities provides excellent preparation for students' future economic, social, moral, cultural and spiritual well-being. We firmly believe that there is direct and indirect links between leadership and student outcomes. By developing young leaders we are equipping our students with valuable life skills, these include:

  • Organisation
  • Team work
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to adults
  • Politeness
  • Maturity
  • Clear judgement
  • Responsibility
  • Reliability
  • Empathy

We offer our students leadership opportunities both within the curriculum and as part of our extensive enrichment programme. Some examples being:

  • Student Council / Year Team Council
  • Year 7 Leadership Camp
  • Sports Leader Award - Year 9
  • First Aid Training - Year 7,9,12
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
  • Student led percussion band
  • Sports coaching at local primary schools
  • Student librarians
  • Lend with Care Reps
  • Lead learners in classrooms

When students see themselves as potential leaders they rethink the concept of involvement in their community. They move from a sense that leadership is for other people to a feeling that schools are places of opportunity. The future is ours to determine. We can either lead or be led.

(McGregor & Tyrer, 2004)