School Officers and Proctors are the Senior students in the school. Those who hold these posts should represent everything that is good about Saint Aidan’s and should strive to serve the school to the best of their ability and to act as role models to those around them. Students are given the opportunity to apply for these posts at the end of the Spring Term in Year 10 and are appointed, for a twelve month term, immediately after the Easter holidays. These students support staff in the smooth running of the school. Currently, over 50 students in Year 11 are proctors or officers.
There are other opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and take on additional responsibility:
- KS4 students act as mentors for students with special needs and support "buddy reading" and maths initiatives.
- Students are also trained as peer mentors to assist with problems or issues confronted by younger students.
- Year 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to undertake leadership training and then to contribute to sport in the local community, taking lessons in primary schools and refereeing at primary school sports festivals in football, netball and cross-country. Students have also qualified as football referees and are now refereeing in local leagues. A number of students have also qualified as netball and rugby referees.
- Up to twenty Year 10 students visit feeder primary schools each summer to ease the transition process for Year 6 students.
- A student "stage crew" takes full responsibility for providing sound and lights for all whole school events and evening events, both for the school and community
- Year 10 students support staff in the delivery of primary activity days eg Media, Science and Technology.
Our student leadership group consists of elected representatives from each year group, who are chosen through a formal election process. The student leadership group has been involved in reviewing lunchtime provision, changes in school uniform and PE kit and input on building developments.