The Student Leadership Team act as invaluable role models across the school, impacting various areas which are integral to the happiness, success and community at RGS.
Our Senior Prefects and ONA Ambassadors have made such a mark over the past year and helped the student voice be heard. Watch below as they outline what their responsibilities have been and reflect upon their personal highlights.
Head Senior Prefects: Ciara B, Chris D
- Academic - Thiara D A, Riyan S
- Co-curricular - Ciara B, Taylor, Olivia V D
- Partnerships - Martin G, Evie T, Jemima T
- Pastoral - Kush M (Junior School), Adam A (Y7), Jennifer L (Y8), Jaime Dykins (Y9), Chris D (Y10), Charlotte W (Y11)
- ONA Ambassadors - Joe W, Amy D
Some of the prefects shared last year what their intentions were for the coming year, of which from the above video is clear they have fulfilled and excelled beyond expectations:
“My main aim will be to help those students in integrating into the school and achieve that sense of belonging each member of the RGS should feel. This will be done through setting up clubs such as Year 7 games club and encouraging year 7s to join, setting up societies, holding assemblies and having a support network available to those who need it.”
“My main role is to help organise Sixth Form support over in the Junior School, whether that’s organising Sixth Form Prefect duties, assemblies on important topics like mental health or even Sixth Form chaperones to help out with Junior School trips. For example, myself and a couple of other Sixth Formers went to help out with the Year 3 Kirknewton residential last half term.”
"Year 11 can be quite a burdening year with impending exams and particular academic pressure and so at the moment we are working on creating a holistic wellbeing and support programme through form activities and assemblies to provide appropriate mechanisms to deal with struggles from stress to procrastination.
"Our responsibility is to monitor the subject clinics and library, ensuring they are running smoothly with minimal complications. We aim to gradually improve these clinics over time in an attempt to create the most efficient learning environment for students, by adopting different learning techniques and employing a wide variety of Sixth Form Prefects who will attend these clinics and teach those in need.
"We hope to get as many people as possible involved in doing something positive for the local community. As a school, we have so much to offer, and could make a genuine difference in our local area.
"I hope to build on the steps we have already taken in creating an environment where student voices are heard, and change is initiated where required. One of my main focuses next year will be to support the students in their transition into their new GCSE syllabuses so they can excel academically. Another focus of mine will be to continue the anti-bullying work we have started this year and I aim to do this by making helpful changes to the reporting system, so the students never feel isolated at times."