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Leadership

Leadership is an integral part of Sixth Form life at Rendcomb. Sixth Formers are given the opportunity to act as leaders and prefects in a variety of areas.

The school prefects and the Head Girl and Head Boy are chosen after a formal application process and interview and they take on major leadership roles throughout the College. They speak regularly at formal occasions and work alongside the staff in the running of the College. Other prefects have specific roles in the boarding houses acting as listeners and advisers.

Sixth Formers also sit on the school committees such as the School Council, the Food Committee, the Sports Committee and various social committees.

All Sixth Form students take part in our in-house Leadership programme.

In the Lower Sixth areas covered are:

Rights vs Responsibilities: This session welcomes students to Sixth Form; pupils discuss new freedoms and expectations, discover personal consequences of decisions and actions and discover their own learning preference and practice a variety of leadership styles.

Team / Task / Individual: In this session, pupils acquire practical communication, decision making and reflecting skills in an outdoor setting. Students apply examples of accountability and consequence to this in-school activity.

In the Upper Sixth areas covered are:

Who am I? This indoor session explores personality and preferences using the Myers Briggs personality profiling tool: an industry accepted tool with direct application on CV. The session encompasses aspects of career choice and future direction.

Where am I going? This outdoor session applies personality preferences and skills acquired to date to challenging real-world tasks. Pupils are expected to think ahead in this session which encompasses the theme of living as an adult.

The Buddy Scheme

This scheme encourages Sixth Formers to act as role models to younger pupils. Sixth Formers are paired up with a Year 7 pupil, or buddy, to offer support and friendship. Sixth Formers meet with their buddies once a week and at events during the year including a Buddy Quiz and a Buddy BBQ.

Duke of Edinburgh

We offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award to Gold standard. This involves expeditions in Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Black Mountains. Volunteering, a residential experience, learning a skill and a physical section need to be completed before going up to St. James Palace to receive the award.