Leaders of the Future
We recognise the potential in all of our students to become future leaders in their chosen fields. We offer a range of opportunities for our students to lead others, influence practice, and embed change.
Student leadership is an important part of developing our students’ character and helps to prepare them for life beyond our school. Maidstone Grammar School for Girls is proud to have a long history of Student Leadership in the Sixth Form. Every year our students are given the opportunity to stand for one of the positions within the Senior Student Leadership Team, as Head Student, House Leader, Subject Prefect or Student Representative. The highly valued status of these roles is reflected in the multi-stage appointment process, but each year, the Leadership and Sixth Form Management Team are impressed by the quality of applications and the mature and committed way students approach each stage. Once appointed to these roles, students serve their fellow students and the school for a year, putting into action our motto, non sibi sed omnibus, “not for oneself but for all”. Each role encompasses different responsibilities, but together they provide vital support for the MGGS community while acting as outstanding ambassadors for the School and role models for their peers. We are extremely proud of our Student Leaders and the hard work that they do.
Our Head Students
The MGGS Head Students play a central role in the Sixth Form Student Leadership Team and in the School. The Head Students lead many significant school events and participate in most external functions. The role of Head Student is a prestigious one, and those appointed have demonstrated that they fully committed to the role, representing and serving the school. Head Students are excellent role models who will relish the opportunity to work with all members of the school community, including students from all years, staff, governors, parents and carers, external agencies, and visitors. In addition, the Head Students coordinate the work of the other Student Leaders.
There is no single mold for a good Head Student, and the final team of five is comprised of students with complementary interests and skills. Below, each introduces themselves and explains what they are looking forward to during their year of service.
Every year each school department appoints a Subject Prefect to be their student leader, ambassador, and role model. The Subject Prefects role includes organising events that promote and enhance the subject as well as provide additional support for other students, organising departmental resources, and representing the department at external events. This role is especially suited for students with a real passion and interest in a particular subject area and who are keen to explore this as a future career path.
Year 7 Form Assistants
A really popular role for our Sixth Form students is to become a Year 7 Form Assistant where they get an opportunity to give back and make a real difference to others. Our Year 7 Form Assistants lead regular sessions with a Year 7 form group and help them to settle into life at MGGS providing our new students with support, advice, and a lot of fun!
At MGGS we encourage all of our students with the qualities and aspirations to make a difference to life at our school to apply for a role and to take the opportunities presented to them. We are hugely proud of the difference our student leaders make to our school.