Students in Year 11 at Archbishop Sancroft are encouraged to take on extra responsibility in their final year at High School.
There is an impressive range of opportunities for them to give up some of their time to help others:
Buddying - The idea behind the scheme is for Year 11 students to help and give time to younger students who might need a little extra help with their literacy and numeracy skills. The Year 11 is paired up with a student in years 7-9 and they meet up on a weekly basis. The scheme has proved in recent years to be both popular and successful with more than over half of Year 11 keen to give up their time to be ‘a buddy’ to support a student in lower school.
‘Here to Help’ - The main part of their role and responsibility is to help the Year 7 with their transition from Primary to Secondary School. The Year 11 students are attached to a Year 7 tutor group and help support them on a weekly basis.
Student Leaders - Students apply for a particular area of responsibility. For example Sports, Debating, Music, ICT etc. They help to run lunchtime clubs. Student leaders also do break duty and act as hospitality for Parents evenings etc.
Peer Mentors - Peer Mentors help to run a ‘drop in Centre’ every break time for students who might need help with problems from their peers. They give up their time to give support to other students. Peer Mentors wear a special blue sweatshirt and attend relevant INSET during their lunchtime to help them with their role.