We believe that all students should have their say at Mossley Hollins High School. We have many opportunities for students to say what they think, to lead on change and to develop school-wide systems and ideas. Students at Mossley Hollins are able to do this in the following ways:
At Mossley Hollins High School we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school and to empower partnerships between staff and students. A dedicated team of students apply for, and are appointed to assist in whole school developments, briefing and informing both fellow students and members of the community on school matters and changes.
They contribute to the school newsletter; organise fund-raising events; lead year group assemblies, increase community links; cohere student voice; conduct learners’ views; act as peer mentors; act as guides and ambassadors; support the management of whole school events, and help shape school initiatives.
The Student Council have been elected by their peers to represent their year group and school. Throughout the year there will be opportunities to discuss their ideas, to collect feedback from their year group discussions and then present them to the other council members who will then decide on and prioritise actions. All members of the Mossley Hollins School council are valued members of the school community and work closely with their Head of Year and the Senior Leadership Team.
Lead the peer mentor team who are responsible for supporting the progress, achievement and well-being of younger students within the school. They will meet their mentees on a regular basis and liaise and feedback with the head of Redgrave college on a regular basis. The opportunity provides younger students to receive support from their peers, and the mentors to develop leadership and communication skills, which will enhance their employability when leaving the school.
Students represent peers in their form with a view to improving teaching and learning across the school. Their work is closely linked to the School Improvement Plan (SIP).
ABAs are a team of students who promote the anti-bullying message within the school community, creating a positive, safe and happy environment to work in. They are a point of contact for students who may have concerns around being bullied or other students who are being victimised. The ABA team are led and supported by the Head of Year and by the 1st Deputy, Mr Wilson.
Assist in the promotion of key health messages to students, helping in the prevention and awareness raising of wellbeing themes. This is achieved through a number of channels including: engaging and inclusive awareness events, peer to peer messaging, support of social media campaigns, promotion through workshops and training. Ambassadors contribute by raising awareness and signposting of the services provided, how to access them.
The role is to listen, support, advise, challenge and fight for the rights of those who identify as LGBTQ to be able to have the same life chances and experiences as everyone else. Students, with our support, will feel safe and empowered.
Working with their Form Mentor, help assist and take an active leadership role within their Form group on a daily basis.
Help to support Form Mentors and students during Character Development time. They act as peer support to students and encourage them in all aspects of the Character Development Programme.
A way students can engage with subject leadership and participation in and out of the classroom. Amongst many other tasks they: support in preparing and running open evening, support with display work, support with extra-curricular events , undertake student voice research, present work/lead tasks in lessons as subject experts. These opportunities allow students to engage and understand subject intent and develop their character.
Their work is directly linked to the MCSP partnership improvement plan. The main focus of our MCSP Ambassadors for 2021-2022 will be 2 x charity events; Christmas Jumper day, in December, supporting the local food bank and a litter pick in the spring term.
The partnership provides specific and great opportunities for the high quality personal and character development of the students in the town & village. It also provides opportunities to promote our students as increasingly active Citizens who share our (British) values.
In years further up the school students have the opportunity to become a prefect in Year 10 progressing to a senior prefect in year 11.
In year 11 they can also apply to become part of the Head Student Team.