Student leadership is important in unlocking students’ academic and personal potential. Leadership is central to everything we do and we encourage our students to be leaders in all ways. Students have a voice and undertake leadership at all levels in school and the community. We start by enabling students to be leaders of themselves and then progress onto leadership at classroom, subject, house, school, community and national levels.
Through substantial leadership opportunities, students develop their sense of self-worth, build their character, develop important life and employability skills, learn to grow relationships and collaborate with others; they develop a sense of purpose that enables them to think beyond themselves and make a difference for others. The ASPIRE programme lies at the heart of student leadership developments. All students are expected to take responsibility for themselves and their learning by ‘living’ the characters associated with each letter of ASPIRE.
Students undertake an ASPIRE self-review to build self-awareness and take positive action to be the best learners they can be. House Senators work with their tutor groups to encourage students to ASPIRE. The School Senate also acts as a ‘student voice’ body, listening to the perspectives of all students and working alongside staff to take positive actions to improve all aspects of school life.
Students in Year 11 who have demonstrated leadership qualities throughout their time at Great Wyrley Academy have the chance to become Prefects and/or Senior Prefects and Ambassadors. These students play a significant part in the day to day running of the school and are highly respected by staff and students.
Student leadership is a key part of the Great Wyrley experience and a key driver in enabling students to be the best learners and become successful in their chosen path.