We are passionate about providing opportunities for pupils at Alderley Edge School for Girls to experience the important role of leadership. All girls in Year 13 are all given leadership roles so that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from the position and experience being responsible for a house, department, other pupils and as role models. By developing leadership skills, pupils develop a sense of responsibility whilst thoughtfulness, compassion and respect for others are fostered.
Pupils with leadership positions are role models for the rest of the school and have been elected for their willingness to help other pupils to succeed, their exceptional attitude towards school and their inclusiveness towards others.
Head Girls Team
Each Year, three girls are selected to be Head Girls comprising a Head Girl and two deputy Head Girls. In order to be selected for these coveted roles, students are invited to give speeches to the Senior School. The girls then vote and a short list is drawn up. The shortlisted girls are then interviewed by Mrs Smillie (Headmistress) and the Head of Sixth Form where a selection of the final three are made.
The Head Girls Team are often involved in public speaking and will speak at Parent events and in assembly. They meet weekly with Mrs Smillie and the Head of Sixth Form to discuss Sixth Form matters and school events.
Many other leadership roles are available such as House Captains, Chaplaincy Prefects, Wellbeing Prefects, Form Captains, Reception Form Prefect. All our pupils in Lower Sixth are given Mental Health Awareness Training and Safeguarding Training in preparation for their roles.
In the Sixth Form, pupils have the opportunity to be Peer Mentors. Peer Mentors serve to support and encourage new Year 7 students in their adjustment to AESG and the expectations of the school in general. Through one-on-one interactions and group meetings, Peer Mentors are knowledgeable guides for all students, a thoughtful facilitator who provides access to people and resources and ultimately a role model and success advocate.
Wellbeing Ambassadors are pupils who have shown a real interest in championing positive mental health and wellbeing. These pupils are keen to share their learning around mental health and advertise the importance of self-care.
The Ambassadors have a responsibility for leading and promoting wellbeing throughout school, they drive the message forward and release the stigma around talking about challenging feelings and encourage people to talk. Wellbeing Ambassadors provide feedback on what’s working well and highlight any gaps in whole-school approaches to wellbeing. All Wellbeing Ambassadors have been fully trained in Safeguarding and Mental Health Awareness.