Student Voice and Student Leadership at CNS are central strands of student achievement that enable confidence building, raise aspirations and recognise the talent of our student community. We aim to provide opportunities for learners to develop leadership skills as well as facilitating a partnership between students and staff to gain a deeper understanding of our school and community.
Every year, CNS appoints new Head Students from Year 13 and Deputy Head Students from Year 11 to represent the school and to work closely with the Headteacher.
The overall role of the Head Student team is:
Each year, Head Students lead a legacy project, designed to leave a lasting change at CNS.
House Councils include representatives from each year group. Deputy Head Students are expected to attend Student Council.
Led by Ms Philpott and a Year 13 student, this group is made up of two Key Stage 3 students from each House Council.
A new initiative in 2022/23 with a specific focus on seeking views and ideas on whole school priorities, for example, Year 10 students are working on anti-bullying.
Year 13 students chair the council and work with the Director of Sixth Form to write the agendas. Each form has a representative across Years 12 and 13. Meetings are held fortnightly to allow time for form feedback and suggestions.
A new leadership role for 2022-23. This resembles the old prefect role and students work directly with the sixth form team. Their duties include: