Student Leadership

Student Leadership

Leadership is the art of creating positive change by motivating and influencing others towards a common goal. Opportunities to lead will allow students to develop interpersonal skills, communicate effectively which in turn will promote strong relationships within community members.

“People who lead - whether or not they have a title - strive to make things better for those around them”

Mark Sanborn

At Safa Community School we offer a range of leadership opportunities, within the students learning environments and formal leadership. Naturally some students will want to put themselves forward for a variety of different roles or some they will be recommended by their teachers as an individual that demonstrates the characteristics of a good leader. In line with our vision it is important that we prepare students so that they can be the next generation of leaders in the wider community.

"Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose."

Myles Munroe

It is important that students take an active role in their school community whilst also developing positive skills in the process. The art of negotiation, cooperation, empathy and teamwork are just a few characteristics of good leaders. These inherent qualities are ingrained in some and others, they will develop these over time as they get older.

Throughout their school journey, students will have the opportunity to apply for roles (but not limited to) as listed below:

  • Head Boy/ Girl
  • Senior Prefects
  • House Captains
  • Sports Leaders
  • Eco Warriors
  • Class Reps
  • Student Council
  • Wellbeing/Mental Health
  • Subject Specific Leaders

The use of learning gears promotes collective responsibility in the classroom and provides the students with the opportunity to be self managers and be leaders when working as part of a team.

In the Primary phase the use of Kagan groups gives the students the chance to take on a variety of roles within a group context and share the leadership responsibilities.

Teachers will provide students with the opportunity to be learning coaches particularly in the primary phase. Secondary students will have leadership opportunities as mentors to younger students helping to set clear targets and goals that are measurable over a period of time.

It is important that students know that they have the ability to lead others whether they have a title or not.

At SCS we encourage collaboration and communication among our students in lessons and where possible, we ask students to take on leadership roles within the classroom to help improve the learning of others.

Mentoring is the influence, guidance, or direction given by a mentor. In a school setting, we will always encourage students to support their peers in their personal or academic development. Mentoring takes place throughout the school involving a range of students from different phases. Being a mentor serves as a way to give back and is an important development and learning experience. Teaching others is the best way to learn yourself. In the same way, mentors become more competent as leaders and communicators as they guide and help rising talent.

Head Prefects for 2021-2022

Head Boy

Hello! My name is Sherom Pituwala, I’m in Year 13 and I am honoured to be your Head Boy. I cannot wait to work alongside the head girl and the student board to try and get all of our fellow students’ ideas and dreams into a reality with their school life.

Furthermore, as Head Boy, my main goal is to focus on the students well being and mental health, I’m lucky enough to be a part of the Mental Health Team here at Safa and together we hope to make all students feel safe and happy as soon as they walk into school and implement ways where students can learn and discuss mental health.

Head Girl

I am Tarini and I am your Head Girl. I am so grateful to have been elected Head Girl this year. I am in Year 13 and I have been here at Safa for five years and seen the school grow to what it is now.

I am excited to implement all of my ideas such as improving communication and bringing back the spirit of teamwork through some friendly competition. My role this year is concentrated around sports and building relationships throughout the school.

I have a great leadership team who are all working towards making this year the start for the best! I hope to make a positive change in your journey here at Safa.

Head Boy

I am proud to be the Primary Head Boy at Safa for this academic year. This year will be my fifth year at Safa and I feel like it has definitely been the best five years of my life!

As Head Boy I will aim for students to look up to me and be inspired by everything that I do. I believe that I am an excellent multitasker and I am looking forward to taking on additional responsibilities and rolling out new initiatives across the school.

I intend to represent the students with honesty, compassion, empathy and an insane amount of enthusiasm!

Head Girl

I am so excited to have been selected as the Primary Head Girl at Safa for this academic year. I have been at Safa for six years and I love everything that Safa stands for!

As Head Girl my aim is to inspire young students to always believe in themselves and so that they understand that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.

I believe that I am an excellent role model and I am looking forward to always being on hand to support and encourage the students across the school.

Executive Prefects for 2021-2022

Deputy Head Boy Mathematics Lead
Deputy Head Girl Mentoring & Form Reps
Senior Prefect Social Events
Senior Prefect Science Leader
Senior Prefect Innovation Leader
Senior Prefect Science Leader
Senior Prefect Sports Lead
Mental Health Wellbeing Lead
Mental Health Wellbeing Lead
Mental Health Wellbeing Lead
Senior Prefect Innovation Leader
Senior Prefect Mentoring