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Student Leader Person Specification

Students applying for the role of Head Boy/Girl or a Senior Prefect role will be judged against the following criteria during the shortlisting process. All students meeting the essential criteria will be invited to interview.




Qualifications & Training

  • 5 A*-C GCSE including English and Maths         
  • Enrolment on a full time course
  • Further evidence of training and development

Experience, knowledge & understanding

  • Voluntary experience or participant in regular extra-curricular activities in school or in the community
  • House Captain or Vice House Captain

Skills & Abilities

  • Communicate effectively and concisely both in verbal and written form to a variety of audiences                             
  • Develop positive relationships with students and staff.       
  • Awareness of the need to maximise the potential of ICT as an aid to learning and extra-curricular developments ·
  • Good ICT and Presentational Skills

Personal qualities and attributes

  • Successful working relationships with students, colleagues, parents, governors and community (as applicable) 
  • Innovative, able to contribute new ideas and help establish them                       
  •  Energy and flexibility                                       
  • A professional image of confidence and effectiveness                                                       
  • Is a role model of best practice           
  • Maintains a positive attitude and keeps calm under pressure                                        
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to scrutinise decisions and offer constructive feedback

Commitment To

  • Commitment to raising standards of student achievement and conduct in the sixth form
  • Out of school hours events


  • 95% attendance or higher
  • 100% attendance