The Sanders School believes strongly in student voice and allowing young people to form and express their opinion. This is encouraged through a variety of student leadership roles in the school.
Prefects are elected from year 11 each year. Amongst the prefect body will be a Head Boy and Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Girl, Sports captains and other assigned roles which students take ownership of and carry out specific roles. In addition there are subject ambassadors that promote the learning and development of certain curriculum areas in the school.
The school also has a school council run by students which has sub groups looking at different aspects of school life. These include the Environment, Social, Moral Spiritual and Cultural development, the Community and Action Researchers. Each of these groups help to develop the curriculum and other aspects of school life contributing to assemblies, raising monies for charity and looking at how best learning and progress takes place in the classroom.
Students are also lead ambassadors for work in primary schools and will demonstrate their skills with younger students through the Junior Sports Leadership programme and other events such as the Havering Primary Forum, a collection of school councils from primary schools, and leading in assemblies and workshops carried out throughout the year.
Sanders also have students who have been trained as student Governors. These young people attend governing body meetings to provide a student insight onto the way the school runs and offer their own opinions and thoughts from a collective student body point of view.
Giving young people responsibility is an extremely important aspect of their development and at Sanders we fully believe our best ambassadors to show the work and commitment of the school is through the student body. Student leadership and student voice remain an important priority in the progress of the school.