At Neston High School we believe student leadership is central to empowering young people to make a difference in both our school and the community. It offers ways of improving the way things are done, developing relationships, showing compassion for others and making our world a better place.
In their commitment to a common purpose, our leaders learn to be both self-reflective and action-oriented individuals who can develop a vision, create new ways of seeing and doing, challenge the process, enlist and encourage others on their journey, unleash energy, solve problems, raise awareness, help others, share opportunities, facilitate change and create results; perhaps most significantly, they learn to empower and recognise others in their initiatives to accomplish a goal.
Our leadership programme seeks to nurture and develop this potential through student-centred and student-led opportunities, guided through mentorship, education and experience.
At Neston High School, we offer an accredited leadership programme for all student leaders in conjunction with the Specialist Schools and
Academies Trust which students can work through at three levels. Students are required to submit a portfolio linked to ten leadership skills which is peer-assessed before submission to the SSAT.
Student voice is integral to the ‘Neston experience’, and there are opportunities for student leaders in every year group including;
• E-Buddies in Year 7
• Library Leaders in Years 7 - 9
• School Council with members from Years 7 - 11
• Eco Team Leaders in Years 7 - 11
• Senior E-Buddies in Year 8
• Hot Scholars in Years 8 - 10
• Reading Champions in Years 9 - 11
• Sports Leaders in Year 9
• Peer mentors in Year 10
• Academic Mentors in Year 10 - 11
• House and Deputy House Leaders in Year 11
• Language Leaders in Years 11 - 13
• Prefects in Year 12
• Holocaust Ambassadors in Year 13
• Senior Prefects in Year 13
• Deputy Head Boy and Girl in Year 13
• Head Boy and Girl in Year 13
The school is exceptionally proud of all its student leaders and congratulates them on the difference they make; not just as individuals but to the whole school community.