At Todmorden High School we strongly believe that all our students have the potential to become leaders of the future and we give all our students opportunities to develop their leadership skills. A large volume of students are appointed into student leadership roles throughout the school each year, from student council reps through to Head person of each year group.
We do not underestimate the importance of these roles, not just in the development of our students’ confidence and skills but also the impact they have on our student community.
Each year in the Autumn term we nominate two Head Persons for each year group throughout the school. Students prepare their aims for the role and share them with their year group, a ballot then follows to decide who will attain the role of student leader. These students are voted for and supported by their peers, encouraging our students to have a voice and have their opinions heard.
Student Council Committee
The student council work together with other year representatives and liaise with their peers on wider school improvement. The student council also work closely with staff members to continue to develop our school provision and facilities through student voice.
As well as year representatives, our older students are given the opportunity to work in particular departments across the school alongside the head of faculty. As well as supporting faculty work with regard to events and displays, this opportunity also gives students valuable work experience as preparation for adult life. Current department roles include EPR, History and Science.
As well as their work in school our students are often seen out and about in Todmorden representing our school community in the wider area.