All students are expected to volunteer in RP6TH as part of their enrichment. Opportunities such as peer mentoring, Subject Champions, lesson support, and senior student leadership offer great opportunities for students to get involved. The support provided to our younger students, particularly in their transition, accelerates their development as young adults. As well as being integral to our ethos here at RP6TH, it is also valued by universities, employers, and apprenticeship providers and as a key part of their own personal development.
Our Senior Student Leadership Team (SSLT) offers opportunities for students to work with a number of our staff and students across the academy. They lead from the front in our Student Council, on open evenings, all events at the academy, including our full school assemblies.
There are several SSLT roles open to our students that focus on key priorities such as our peer mentoring programme, extra-curricular activities, promoting RP6TH as well as student voice. Some of our student leaders also have a specific objective of raising the profile of and promoting our values. As a part of their development, students are allocated a senior member of staff as a coach who meets with them regularly to support their leadership journey.
There are many opportunities for pupils to learn about the wider world and to prepare for their next steps.