Student Leadership

Sixth Form

There are so many opportunities to gain valuable leadership experience during Sixth Form.

In the first year, you can become House Prefects, Peer Listeners, direct House Plays or House Music competitions, and sit on the School Council or the Roedean Mission Committee. These positions enable you to take responsibility for areas of school life and learn to work in teams as well as lead groups.

The highest leadership positions are offered in your final term of Year 12. Our Prefect team, including the Head Girls, are appointed following a process that involves a student election. External leadership training is provided, including communication, teamwork, project management, presentation skills, and the basics of good leadership. Pastoral Prefects help to run activities in younger tutorial groups.

At the end of Year 12, all Sixth Formers are buddied up with a student about to join the Sixth Form to offer support, guidance, and friendship to new Sixth Form students. Many of our Sixth Form students also champion academic subjects, running societies for the school community such as the Science Ambassadors, Med-Soc, Amnesty International, LGBTQ+ and Law Society.

Regularly throughout the year, Sixth Formers are encouraged to deliver lectures and to lead in Chapel and assemblies for all year groups.

“To be an effective leader, you should understand your peers’ aspirations, but also empower and encourage others to become their own leaders. I have always been inspired and motivated by leaders who take into consideration other viewpoints!”

— Emma, Year 13 Prefect —

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