Pupils as Leaders:
The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) has taught us that we should use our skills and knowledge to serve others now and in the future. This way we are ready for everything that is to come.
Pupil leadership is the heartbeat of our school. Children’s leadership skills are developed, their wider experiences promote wellbeing for today and for the future and genuine pupil leadership and accountability is evident.
At the Howard School, we have established a range of different pupil leadership opportunities to assist in this. We have Howard Ambassadors, Reading Ambassadors, Sports Leaders, House Captains, School Council, Collective Worship Committee and various other important roles. We expect our children to take on leadership roles, we give them ownership and in return ensure they are serving others through their work.
Linked to our vision, the children also have opportunity to use their initiative by challenging injustice and making positive contributions by undertaking their own leadership activity. Children who do this are known as Initiative Leaders. Anyone can be an Initiative Leader.
We also believe that character education and social actions are a strength of the school successfully preparing the children who leave the Howard School for the diverse society they live in and in turn producing responsible citizens.
You can find out more about character education and social actions in our 'character education' section on the website.
Opportunities to lead exist across school for all our children to attain at some stage.