Students at Durrington High School are encouraged to take a very active role in our school and there is tough competition for these important leadership roles. We have recently appointed Morton Woodburn and Holly-Ann Rice as our Head Boy and Head Girl; in addition Year 11 prefects and learning mentors have also been added to each company team. Eight Year 10 students from each company have also been given the role of prefect to support our ever growing student leadership team.
The senior student body is led by the Head Boy and Head Girl of the school and they meet once a week with Mrs Hedger, Company Leader of Coubertin. The group works to coordinate a wide range of activities and the senior students are also the ambassadors for the whole school.
Student Leadership Team
Morton Woodburn and Holly-Ann Rice Head Boy and Head Girl
Scott Dalley and Tyler Brooks Deputy Head Boys
Fleur Pennels and Iona Gardner Deputy Head Girls
Hi, my name is Holly-Ann Rice and I am your new Head Girl for this 2016/17 year. For those of you interested, I am in Year 11 and part of Da Vinci Company. I am totally committed to making your year here even better than it already will be. In order to do this, the Senior Student Leadership Team and I will are more than willing to listen to any suggestions you have – as well as our own ideas. I’m extremely passionate about anything I bring myself into and none more so than this role. I’d like to think of myself as focused, surprising and positive which are all elements I hope will be evident this year.
Hi my name is Morton and I am in Hawking Company. My interests are being active, cooking and photography. I’m a very outgoing person, who likes to be with friends and I enjoy spending time with my family. I also like doing a lot of sport like gymnastics, freerunning and dance as well as all the sports that we do in P.E. I am a kind person who is always happy to help anyone that needs my help or my advice.
As Head Boy I will work very hard with the rest of the student leadership team to make sure that the student voice plays an important role within school life. The student leadership team will take on any suggestions that the students may have and we will try to act upon most, if not all, of your ideas.
My name is Fleur Pennels and I am one of the Deputy Head girls here at Durrington High School. I will ensure that everyone’s thoughts and opinions are passed on to the senior staff as I believe that the student voice is very important. During my time at Durrington, I have taken part in 3 school shows; some of you might even recognise me from the Les Mis poster. I believe that this has given me the confidence to speak out and make a difference. As part of the senior leadership team, I will ensure that changes are made that benefit all students. I hope to leave Durrington and say that I actually made a difference, no matter how small it might be.
My name is Scott Dalley and as you probably already know I’m one of Durrington High School’s new Deputy Head boys. I am level headed with every kind of issue and always look at both sides of any problem. People who know me describe me as approachable, kind, friendly, determined and enthusiastic. My interests consist of ten pin bowling, socialising with my friends and photography. As Deputy Head Boy, I will aim to support the Head Boy and Head Girl through difficult situations. I want to ensure that the student body’s voice is heard and that your ideas to improve the school will be considered and I hope you will feel comfortable approaching me with any ideas or worries you have. I am honoured to take on this role and to be part of the student leadership team.
Hello my name is Iona Gardner and I am one of your Deputy Head Girls. I am looking forward to my role this year and strongly feel that myself and the rest of the senior student leadership team can make a difference to your school life. A bit about myself is that I play netball. I play for regional, Surrey storm’s U16 and my club NRG. From playing in a team I have learnt many skills and qualities, the main one being working as a team, and I hope this year by working together we can make the school even better.
Hello, my name is Tyler Brooks and I am one of the two new Deputy Head Boys at Durrington for this year. I am friendly, approachable, and reliable, with a love for football, flying and holidays anywhere hotter than England! As a member of the Senior Student Leadership Team, I aim to increase the student voice within the school, to bring about change that will benefit as many people as possible. I am honoured to have been given this opportunity, and I hope I can make it worthwhile.
The student leadership roles within the school include:
Year 10 and 11 prefects
Prefects are expected to represent the school at events throughout the year. They provide tours around the school for both parents / carers and potential staff. They are also responsible for completing a duty once a week which will either be in the canteen or the Pavilion. Prefects also lead assemblies for their companies.
Member of staff overseeing students: Mrs J Hedger
Reading leaders read with students from Year 7 and 8 during DEAR time. They will also help students to choose books in the LRA and will be given training in supporting and promoting reading. They will give feedback on progress and help to develop resources/choose books for the LRA.
Members of staff overseeing students: Ms B Norman and Mrs S Baker
Student Librarians oversee issuing books to students and assist in other administration tasks in the Learning Resource Area.
Member of staff overseeing students: Mrs S Baker
Each subject area appoints students to help and support within curriculum areas. This could be anything from leading extracurricular clubs to duties in department areas at break and lunchtimes; to ensuring resources in departments are looked after and helping to develop the curriculum.
Members of staff overseeing students: Curriculum Leaders
Sport Captains help within the PE department running after school clubs. They oversee equipment within the department and are all experts within their chosen area of sport. Every week they read out the sporting success in assemblies.
These mentors work with students in Key Stage 3 offering support during the transition period and throughout the year, leading workshops within form times.
Members of staff overseeing students: Mrs D Benn and Mrs M Gardner
Senior Student Leadership Team application forms for 2016 / 2017 can be downloaded on the link below.