School Life

Student Leadership

 "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has".  Margaret Mead

At Hendon School we aspire to enable and empower our students not only to attain academic excellence but also help them to develop a range of transferable skills.

We strongly believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to learn and implement leadership skills that will benefit our school, the wider community, preparing our students for life beyond school.  Student Leadership forms a vital component of our school vision of Believe, Achieve, Lead and Belong.

Aims of our Student Leadership Programme:

  • To empower students to work in partnership with staff and the wider community to implement Hendon School’s vision  

  • To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a training programme working with volunteers from leading companies, non-governmental organisations and academia

  • For students to undertake project management overseeing the life cycle of a project from conception to evaluation

  • To prepare students for Higher Education and the world of work, through achieving personal and professional excellence in life after formal education.

  • Student Leaders self-nominate and are selected by subject teachers and carry out some or all of the following roles although the roles listed are not exhaustive:

Student Ambassadors: after careful selection and training, Year 9 students represent the school to visitors.  This includes meeting and greeting visitors and organising tours.

Subject Mentors: identified students train as mentors to support other students in some subject areas.  For example, in History, Sixth Form Peer Mentors support younger students with a focus on literacy.

Charity Leaders: students join a year group charity team, selecting a local and national charity to support and raise funds for, as well as fundraising for key school events such as residential trips.

Transition Leaders: students work with transition team to go into primary schools and represent the school by delivering workshops/lessons to KS2 students.

Display Managers: students produce classroom and hallway displays to inspire other students and showcase examples of outstanding work to visitors

Model United Nations Leaders: students represent Hendon School in London-wide United Nations simulation representing allocated countries as diverse as Pakistan, Morocco and France in UN bodies such as the Human Rights Council and the Security Council.