Hillside has a strong belief in Student Leadership to give pupils a chance to air their views and opinions so that we can improve aspects of school life wherever possible.
Year 11 Peer Supporters
Pupils who support younger pupils, are the ‘face’ of Hillside. They conduct tours of the school, meet and greet visitors and provide the ‘front of house’ for all public events. Peer Supporters work with younger pupils to help them settle into life at Hillside and give practical support with reading. They also run games and activities at lunchtime and before school. Peer Supporters also take charge of running a year-long charity campaign; fundraising for their chosen charity.
Several of our pupils are involved providing the hospitality for the Arts Showcase and other high profile evenings including Parents’ Evening.
Pupils who promote e-safety at Parents’ Evenings and who support the Safer Internet Day
Support the P.E. dept. and younger pupils at Hillside during sporting events and the Festival of Fitness & Fun and who work with the primary schools to host Sports Days and other activities.
Each member of SLT works with a group of pupils across the year (at least termly) to elicit feedback on specific areas of school life.
A cross section of pupils meet with senior leaders once every two weeks to discuss: their work, lessons, teaching & learning as well as the impact of new strategies across the school. Pupils also regularly meet with Subject Leaders to give feedback on specific departmental areas.
Wade Deacon Trust Leaders
Four pupils represent Hillside High School at our Multi-Academy Trust meetings. They work with the young leaders from the other secondary schools in the Trust and put forward their thoughts and ideas to the CEO and Trustees.
The aims of the Student Leadership programme are:
To allow pupils to become partners in their education, making positive contributions to the school ethos and environment.
To develop independence and communication skills while teaching pupils to listen to others and recognise themselves as worthwhile individuals with the right to be heard.
To develop resilience, self-confidence, social skills and morally responsible behaviour within the school.
To teach pupils about how to contribute to society and what it means to be an active citizen.
To provide citizenship education through the development of Student Leadership.