Pupil voice and equity of opportunity are central to our ethos and values, and our dedicated Student Leadership teams represent Helena Romanes School, its pupils and their interests on a variety of levels.
Year 7 Ambassadors
Our team of Year 7 Ambassadors have an important role in establishing and strengthening our connections with the wider community, and in particular act as pupil liaisons between Helena Romanes School and our local Primary settings.
Ambassadors are chosen by their Form Tutors, and reflect the high standards of the school. They are kind, caring, responsible and enjoy working as part of a team.
Our ambassadors volunteer to support Year 6 pupils at many of our open days and events. They also arrange craft activities for our Primary phase here at Helena Romanes.
Connecting with and support our local community is also a key responsibility of this role. Our pupils organise Christmas Card deliveries to local Care Homes and donations of gifts for disadvantaged families.
The ambassadors also author a termly newsletter for Primary Schools, sharing their experiences of Key Stage 3 and beyond.
Over the summer term of Year 10 the application window opens for Prefects.
After applying with a letter demonstrating their commitment to the school, their vision for the roles and why they would be brilliant at the role; students are interviewed by the Head of Year 11 and one of the school's Assistant Headteachers.
A range of aspects are taken into consideration including how well students demonstrate the school values.
The role is wide and varied, but some activities that Prefects undertake are:
- Working with Year 7 tutor groups
- Running and participating in student voice
- Helping out with lunchtime clubs
- Support Key Stage 3 students with reading and mentoring
- Participating in the Anti Bullying group
- Running school competitions
- Organising the Christmas Assembly
Being a Prefect is a privilege, these students make substantial contributions to the school community and are managed by the secondary phase Head Students as well as the Head of Year 11.
Our Secondary LEaders
Secondary Head STUDENTS
Our Head Students, ZAC AND EVE, are excellent ambassadors for Helena Romanes School, and intrinsically represent the core values and strong ethos of our school.
Hello, my name is Zac, I have been at HRS since Year 7. I feel privileged to be Head Student at this amazing school. I have enjoyed my time at HRS and truly believe that if you put in the effort you will succeed and get the end result you want. The teachers are dedicated to providing the students with the best education possible.
Hello, I'm Eve, I'm a Head Student, and I know that every person at HRS is different. However, as students, we all eventually go through similar struggles, and I am committed to using my role to be there for those in the school community who need me.
Our SIXTH FORM LEaders
OUR SIXTH FORM HEAD STUDENTS
Our two Head Students, Ollie and Saoirse represent the sixth form and the school as a whole. They support Mr Cooke in his role as Director of Sixth Form and act as fantastic ambassadors for the school. Both students have been at HRS since Year 7 and are brilliant role models for students in our secondary phase.
Hello, I’m Ollie and I’m one of the Sixth Form Head Students. I’ve attended HRS from Year 7 and it's safe to say it's been an incredibly enjoyable experience. The support that I have received from members of staff is the main thing that has made my learning experience so good. Both academically and emotionally, there's always easy access to someone who can help.
The people here at HRS have massively helped in my development not only as a student, but as a person since I joined way back in 2016. Joining the sixth form here was an easy decision because I know the school takes great pride in its sixth form facilities, and it proved to be a fantastic decision. The transition from school to sixth form may seem huge but the staff made that transition so much more comfortable.
Hello, I'm Saoirse, and I am one of the Sixth Form Head Students. I have been at Helena Romanes since Year 7 and with ongoing support from staff and making great friends with my peers I have had a really great experience. I feel that HRS offers exciting opportunities to its students, with a variety of extra-curricular activities, trips and events which I found helped me to develop my knowledge and understanding. I thoroughly enjoy my A level courses and the teachers that I have for each are a significant contribution towards that.
For me, attending sixth form was a really big change. However, when I joined I felt so welcome and found that I developed a lot more confidence. By using this confidence I am able to fulfil my role as a head student to help my peers by working as a team with them and the staff.