Student Leadership


What does a Student Leader do?

  • Demonstrates ASPIRE values at all times
  • Motivated yet approachable leader with the ability to work in a team
  • Organised and dedicated to improving the school environment through ASPIRE values
  • Excellent role model
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Committed to interests

Who can apply to be a Student Leader?

Anyone in Year 10 can apply to be Head Boy and Head Girl or learners can apply to be part of the Senior Leadership team.  We have an application process which learners must follow to be appointed. There is application form to fill in which details the personal qualities we expect these learners to demonstrate and a description of the duties of the role. The application needs to state how the learners meet the person specification and why they should be appointed, as well as how they would complete the responsibilities of the leadership role, followed by interviews for the position of Head Boy and Head Girl.

We are always looking for learners who want to have a voice and play an active part in school life, people who can be role models and embody the ASPIRE values to ultimately enrich and improve Longdendale High School.


What is School Council?

All learners from Year 7-11 can also play an important role within student leadership by being a Form Representative or a Year Representative for the School Council. Form Reps and Year Reps are democratically elected by their peers and attend half-termly meetings to discuss proposals for change and to evaluate how the School Council can further improve our Longdendale community. This then gets presented to the senior members of staff and changes are discussed and, in many cases, implemented.