Pupil Leadership is at the core of Ashton on Mersey School’s drive to give pupils the chance to make a real difference to their school and their local community. We feel that it is best to recognise those pupils working in our leadership programme by offering them the chance to be ‘Student Leaders’ – a unique role that celebrates pupils taking ownership of their own leadership development.
Ashton Parliament is a brand new initiative, modelled after our very own democratic system. Pupils taking part in our Ashton Parliament are elected into cabinets, which gives pupils an opportunity to lead in areas that they feel passionate about.
To see what our Ashton Parliament departments are currently up to, please click on the following links:
- Department of the Community
- Department of the Environment
- Department of Health & Fitness
- Department of School Improvement
- Department of Teaching & Learning
- Department for the Pupils
What is a Student Leader?
Student Leaders are elected into their role through an election process each year. Primarily, Student Leaders consist of Form Captains, Sports Captains, and Subject Leaders. Currently there are over 260 Student Leaders at Ashton on Mersey School, representing a sizeable portion of our student body.
How can I become a Student Leader?
Student Leadership elections are closed for this year; however, you can still apply to become a Subject Leader if you have a passion for a particular subject. Please see your curriculum manager if you would like to be nominated.
The main elections for Student Leaders will begin in September, when Form Captains, Sports Captains, and Subject Leaders will have the opportunity for re-election.
What does the future look like for Pupil Leadership at Ashton on Mersey School?
Although our Ashton Parliament is less than one year old, we have already seen an incredible uptake in participation from students across both KS3 and KS4. We intend to invest further in the Ashton Parliament, with a number of new initiatives such as charity fundraising, eco-friendly initiatives, pupil voice surveys, school uniform changes, and social and emotional wellbeing drives being just a few of the changes that we have planned for our school.
For more information on the current and future Ashton Parliament initiatives, please see the respective Ashton Parliament department webpages.
Thank you for visiting our Pupil Leadership page; please check back regularly to see our latest updates!
Teacher of English & Pupil Leadership Coordinator