Secondary Head Students
The Secondary Head Students roles are a prestigious opportunity for students in Year 12. The role counts towards CAS requirements for the IB Diploma and provides students with experience in a leadership role, which universities look favourably upon when looking at applicants. Year 12 students can earn this role through an application letter and interview with the Headmaster and the Secondary Management team. The Head Students help out at parental information evenings and provide the student perspective. They also manage the student council and are the ‘voice’ of the secondary student body, evaluating student proposals and initiatives. This provides them with valuable management experience – setting agendas, time management, minuting meetings and appraising student ideas for cost, health and safety, staff and resources required and how compatible student proposals are with Ascot’s values and mission. Additionally, they manage the school prefects, who are Year 10 students who have volunteered to help teachers supervise at break and lunchtimes.
Primary Head Students
The Primary Head Students are selected every year by the Head of Primary in consultation with Primary teachers. Students from Year 6 are chosen based on their demonstration of the Learner Profile Attributes, their commitment to their learning and their leadership skills. The Primary Head Students are given specific roles throughout the Year, including speaking in assembly, leading the PY Student Council and meeting with guests who visit the school.
The Prefects are school leaders and responsible role models, helping our community to be a safe, happy place with dignity and respect. It is a role which helps to build maturity and soft skills such as empathy, emotional intelligence and negotiation. Prefects are also in charge of helping teachers supervise at break and lunchtimes.
Secondary Student Council
Ascot’s secondary student council are valuable members of the school community as the ‘voice’ of the secondary student body. One student is chosen by each form class in Years 7 to 10 as their representative on the student council. The student councillors gather ideas, proposals and concerns from their class and bring these to the student council meeting. The student councillors gain valuable experience in conducting meetings, active listening, reviewing proposals and providing sensitive feedback. They play a vital role in ensuring that all students have a voice and a means of communicating their thoughts, concerns and proposals to the school management.
Primary Student Council
Ascot’s Primary Student council are valuable members of the school community as the ‘voice’ of the Primary student body. One student is chosen by each form class in Years 1 to 6 as their representative on the student council. The Student Council bring important issues from their peers to the weekly meetings and discuss solutions, answer questions submitted by students, decide upon and organise charity days each term and are called upon to be school leaders at every opportunity.