St Dunstan’s has a real commitment to student leadership. Throughout their time in school students are given the opportunity to participate in activities but also take on roles and responsibilities to be part of our leadership team.
Our prefects are a key part of our school. They are students who have met the eligibility criteria to become student leaders and then passed the challenges set to be awarded prefect status. Prefects act as role models for the student body and are given roles around the school. From our prefect team there is an opportunity for students to apply to be Head Student. Two Head Students lead the prefect team supported by democratically elected House Leaders for Austen, Eavis, Piper and Redgrave.
School Council consists of a number of branches, these are developed collaboratively based on the interests and ideas of the students, for example our environment and equalities groups. Any student is welcome to join the School Council and participate in our regular projects. There are also tutor representatives from KS3 and KS4, elected by their peers, who provide student voice in termly meetings.
Our wellbeing champions are students who are trained to support other students. Prefects help to lead the team who are based in the Inclusion Room at lunch times for anyone to drop in to chat. Students can recognise who the wellbeing champions are by looking out for the badge worn on their blazers.
The PE Department run ‘Sport Leader’ programmes and there are often times when students from St Dunstan’s can be seen working with younger students from other schools.