Leadership and Responsibilty - creating driving forces for the future
In addition to academic success, an important part of Crypt Sixth Form life is preparing students to be successful in the world once they leave us.
This means providing a range of experiences for leadership and responsibility, enabling students to have future CVs and applications that really stand out from the crowd.
Our students are encouraged to take on extra leadership - opportunities to be involved in significant decision-making processes.
In the Sixth Form Council, students become representatives of tutor groups, presenting ideas and concerns of others, and then feeding back key points or ideas from any meetings.
There are various committees in which students can become involved, from academic subject teams to social, charity or sporting groups.
The Sixth Form has a prestigious Prefect team, helping with the day-to-day running of the school as well as with key events in the school calendar. Students are nominated to become Prefects and undergo a formal application process.
Crypt has its own Student Executive, from whom the School Captain and Vice Captains are selected. This significant group of key students meet routinely with the school’s Senior Leadership staff, and impact decisions and events that affect the whole school and development of the sixth form. The selection process for this group of students is rigorous to say the least – and provides invaluable experience for interview processes later in life - but they all tell us that it’s well worth it!
Each year we send or top students on a nationally recognised leadership residential course, and they then present some of their thoughts and ideas to local business leaders.
Many students will take on responsibilities as mentors for other sixth formers or, more commonly, for younger pupil in the school. This may take the form of academic help but is also with pastoral advice, supporting the work that the school itself offers.
In addition to all the above, we run the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, World Challenge and opportunities to work or undertake charity projects abroad. Tell us what you have in mind – we’ll see what we can do to support you!
It does not matter which school you come from, or whether you are male or female: you will still be afforded the same chances to become involved and to get involved in a range of opportunities to shine.