Durrington High School

Going beyond our best

Student Culture

Students at Durrington High School are encouraged to take a very active role in our school and there is tough competition for these important leadership roles. Currently Leonnie Natala and Marcus Foxwell are our Head students; in addition Year 11 prefects and learning mentors are part of each company team. Eight Year 10 students from each company have also been given the role of prefect to support our ever growing student leadership team.

The senior student body is led by the Head students of the school and they meet once a week with Mrs Hedger, Company Leader of Shelley. The group works to coordinate a wide range of activities and the senior students are also the ambassadors for the whole school.

Student Leadership Team 

Hello,my name is Leonnie Natala and I am one of your head students this year. While I’m in this role I hope to make sure you, the students are heard. After all this is your school. The student leadership team and I will work extremely hard to put your thoughts and ideas into perspective. In order to make your learning experience at our school the best it could possibly be.

Hello my name is Marcus Foxwell and I am one of your head students this year. I aim to represent you the best I can, taking all of your ideas into consideration.  Throughout the year I will be working alongside the other members of the team to help make the School an even better learning environment. Over the coming year I hope I can provide for each and every student.

Hello my name is Bradley Humphries and I am a part of your student leadership team. I meet with our student ambassadors, in years 7-10, and help them communicate their ideas of projects and movements to help improve the school to the Student Leadership Team. Over the time that I have in the student leadership team I want to improve the schools impact on the environment and help the younger years to understand how making small changes to your daily life can have a positive impact on the environment.

Hello, my name it Lucy Albon and I am one of your Deputy Senior Students. I am a very creative person and I wish to use this quality to make improvements to our learning space so it is an even more comfortable and practical environment for all of us to develop and learn for years to come.

Hello, my name is Rachael Hogg and I am one of the new Deputy Senior Students. Over the next couple of terms, I hope to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their time at Durrington, while having a good time and getting involved. I took part in DofE in year 9 and that taught me skills such as working as a team and having responsibility.  I am also hardworking, approachable and organised and hope to bring these qualities to the team this year and make this year at Durrington the best for everyone.

Hello, my name is Brooke Rollinson. I am very enthusiastic when it comes to art and I love to sing. I’m not the sportiest person although I do love to swim and trampoline on the odd occasion. I am also currently developing my photography skills. I’m really looking forward to working with you this year.

Hello, my name is Faith Onwuzuruike and I am one of your deputy head students this year. I love singing and performing and anything around the idea of music. In this role,  I hope to benefit all students by feeding back ideas to the senior leadership team. We will communicate with you by doing survey’s and asking questions about how we can help improve your time here at Durrington and acting on these ideas.

Hello, my name is Aimee Robinson and I’m really happy to be a member of the student leadership team this year! I am hoping to continue to make the school a happy working environment and to make sure everyone feels welcome.

Hello, my name is Lucy Clarke and my aim this year is to make your voices heard and ensure that your ideas are acted upon. I hope to work with the rest of the team to make this year the best it can be.

Hello, my name is Harriet Sheridan. I enjoy a range of subjects such as science and art. I will respect and listen to your ideas and make sure that everyone is included. I would also hope to achieve goals that we have in place this year and I’m proud to be part of the student leadership team.

Hello, my name is Lara Beale. I will listen, respect and help you in any and every way I am able to. I hope that our team will achieve all goals we have in place and  I feel privileged to be a part of the team.

Hello, my name is Justin Thomas. I enjoy scale models, archery and physics. My aim is to persuade others to use more recyclable / reusable items as it is the small things that can make the biggest changes. The main role I have as a senior student is to work with students of all years and take their ideas or problems to the team to see if anything can be done to bring forth the idea or solve the problem before speaking to the school`s senior leadership team

Other student leadership roles within the school include:

Year 10 and 11 Prefects
Prefects are expected to represent the school at events throughout the year. They provide tours around the school for both parents / carers and potential staff. They are also responsible for completing a duty once a week which will either be in the canteen or the Pavilion. Prefects also lead assemblies for their companies.
Member of staff overseeing students: Mrs J Hedger and Mrs S Dedman

Reading leaders
Reading leaders read with students from Year 7 and 8 during DEAR time. They will also help students to choose books in the LRA and will be given training in supporting and promoting reading. They will give feedback on progress and help to develop resources/choose books for the LRA.
Members of staff overseeing students: Ms B Norman and Mrs S Baker

Student Librarians
Student Librarians oversee issuing books to students and assist in other administration tasks in the Learning Resource Area.
Member of staff overseeing students: Mrs S Baker

Subject Ambassadors
Each subject area appoints students to help and support within curriculum areas. This could be anything from leading extracurricular clubs to duties in department areas at break and lunchtimes; to ensuring resources in departments are looked after and helping to develop the curriculum.
Members of staff overseeing students: Curriculum Leaders

Sport Captains
Sport Captains help within the PE department running after school clubs. They oversee equipment within the department and are all experts within their chosen area of sport. Every week they read out the sporting success in assemblies.
Members of staff overseeing students: The PE department

Peer Mentors
These mentors work with students in Key Stage 3 offering support during the transition period and throughout the year, leading workshops within form times.
Members of staff overseeing students: Mrs D Benn and Mrs M Gardner

Prefect application