There are many opportunities for student leadership at St Marylebone. These include leadership in sports and performing arts and ambassador roles such as Diversity Ambassadors, Black History Month Ambassadors and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. There are also creative, editorial and journalistic opportunities available in the production of St Marylebone publications such as NewsTues and our podcast SMSspeaks. More possibilities for student leadership are below.
Student Leadership Team
The Student Leadership Team (StLT) champions the voice and vision of our students across the school. Being part of the team is a valuable experience in teamwork and leadership, as the StLT takes on responsibility and works hard to fulfil its goals. Acting as an interface between students and teachers, and leading the School Council, the StLT brings about the change students want to see in our school community. The StLT consists of the Head Girls, Deputy Heads and House Captains.
Our Current Student Leadership Team
Our current Head Girl, Talia, says:
Starting from Year 7 I have grown up in the St Marylebone community. The motivation, excitement and honour which fills me to be Head Girl encourages me about our environment and the work I hope to see in future changes.
The Student Leadership Team (StLT) aims to support and represent students across the entire school. We strive to integrate year groups together across the school. In our StLT meetings, where we brainstorm ideas to propose to the student council, we above all wish to introduce changes catered to the feedback they provide. As Head Girl my role includes leading these meetings; delivering and organising events with the support of the Deputy Heads and House Captains to try to bring students’ ideas and suggestions to life. But ultimately my job is to be a representative for our student body. So we never forget the school’s key values in all our work; forging a friendly environment; celebrating the diversity of our school; and keeping a positive outlook for the years ahead. We will work as a team with an optimistic, driven and dedicated dynamic – all working to reach our common objectives.
Over my own time at St Marylebone, what stands out to me are those moments which make Marylebone the unique and incredible school that it is. My favourite memories stretch from standing at the front of the astroturf for my Year 9 Flash Mob, to the inter-house competitions, to being backstage and rehearsing my Maths Factor song for the finals (I still use this today to remember the circumference of a circle in A-Level Maths!). This is why one of our aims is to have as many students as possible involved in charity, sports and social events and inspire students to focus on what kind of a community they wish to be a part of. These passions stem from having been a Diversity Ambassador and running clubs that have shown me the innate diversity in our community. This is what I’m seeking to push as Head Girl.
We are all enthusiastic about the year ahead, and we all wish to involve ourselves in as much as possible, assisting with all the different groups throughout the school in the process. It may seem like a great challenge, but it is also a great opportunity: one we can’t wait to get started on.
The School Council is made up of a Form Captain and Vice-Captain from every Form in the school. The Council is led by the StLT and they meet on a weekly basis. The Form representatives attend meetings and then feedback to their Form groups. They focus on a range of goals and priorities including the school environment, charity fundraising and celebrating achievement. School Council is all about creating a space for student voices to be heard, an opportunity for their concerns, commendations and priorities to have an impact on school improvement and student development. It is a valued and integral part of the St Marylebone ethos and community.
6th Form Committee
The 6th Form community is a group that focuses on 6th Form-specific priorities whilst also creating opportunities for leadership and teamwork. The 6th Form Committee focuses on the facilities for 6th Formers, arranging events (such as the leavers’ event), creating the yearbook and many others. The Committee works closely with the StLT. It is a great opportunity for the students to challenge themselves and make a positive difference.