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Forming students in leadership

Tue, May 14th, 2024
Worth School

Ninety Year 12 students celebrated completing our Worth Leadership Formation course with a prizegiving and announcement of prefects for 2024-25.

We have been running the Worth Leadership Formation course for four years and each year the programme has been strengthened. The course begins in September and runs through to the Summer Term.

It is a formal course that Year 12 have to complete if they want to be considered for any positions of responsibility within the school, such as prefect roles, but you do not have to be applying for such roles to undertake the course. The aim is to form students in leadership, as well as showing them how faith connects to leadership.

The course includes talks from a number of external speakers. This year, speakers included Seb Bailey, who was the foundering CEO of MindGym, Colonel James Lewis OBE and Alexander McLean, the founder and CEO of Justice Defenders, who has appeared in TIME’s ‘30 Under 30 Changing the World’ and ‘The Power List’, featuring Britain's most influential people of African and African-Caribbean heritage.

At the end of the course students have to produce a portfolio including a 1,500-word reflection on aspects of servant leadership, a cover letter and a CV. Head Master Mr Stuart McPherson said the quality of those portfolio reflections this year was “astonishing”.

On Saturday morning prizes were awarded for the best reflection portfolios.

Congratulations to all students who have completed the course.

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