At West Island School we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise their leadership skills in preparation for life beyond WIS. Student Leadership is an integral part of learning and development and hence there are a plethora of opportunities across the school for students to get involved, collaborate, manage and lead.
Some Student Leadership opportunities on offer include being elected as part of the Head Student Team, leading the school’s Dynasty System, membership of the school’s Student Forum and Events Council and becoming Student Mentors, Student Coaches to students in lower year groups. There is also a wide range of leadership opportunities within the school’s comprehensive Creativity, Activity and Service programme.
Many Student Leadership activities focus on strengthening the great learning that takes place at WIS in and out of the classroom, developing students’ care and compassion for the local and international community, as well as embracing the school’s commitment to Creativity, Activity and Service.
Aims of our Student Leadership Programme
- To empower students to work in partnership with staff towards shared goals.
- To enable creativity to flourish as the school community benefits from the wealth of experiences, ideas and skills that the students bring.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging and valued projects which impact positively on learning, teaching and wellbeing for both students and staff.
- To prepare students for life beyond West Island School.
Head Student Team 2020-2021