At WGHS we strongly encourage students of all ages to take leadership roles in the school, and we aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for all girls to develop their skills of leadership, irrespective of personality and character type.
Within our school community, it is natural that girls can, and do, lead. We encourage all girls to be bold, yet sensitive to others, and to be unafraid of sharing their convictions when faced with moral or other dilemmas. This instils confidence and helps them to develop those valuable “soft skills” that are highly valued in the world beyond school.
The most public and overt form of student leadership can be found in the appointment of our Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Prefect Team. The Head Girl and her team play an important role in helping with the running of the School, and all Sixth Formers are expected to be role models for our younger girls.
In Year 12 all girls can apply to become a Prefect, where they take on a role of Form Prefect to a class in Year 7-11. The position of School Sports' Captain is also available in each major school sport. In Year 11 and the Sixth Form, girls can apply for the position of Student Leader, in which they work alongside Heads of Department and staff who offer clubs, to enrich and support the extra curricular opportunities for younger girls in school.
By developing leadership skills at the earliest opportunity, girls develop a sense of responsibility whilst care, consideration and respect for others are fostered. Younger girls in Years 7-11 are eligible for many positions of responsibility, some elected and some voluntary. These include Form Sergeants, Sports Captains, Charity Committee Representatives and Student Council Representatives.