Students are encouraged to be empowered in their learning. This entails giving students the opportunities to be seen as leaders among their peers. We facilitate this in numerous ways in three Student Leadership roles.
Student Mentors are supportive figures for new students. They provide daily check-ins with their mentees and ensure their mentee is not unwillingly sat alone during social times. Student Mentors will also engage in social activities with their mentees, developing communication skills and forming genuine friendships. Furthermore, they will utilise their experience to offer support around reintegration and how to make the most of their placement at The Pendlebury Centre. Student Mentors have the responsibility to report any concerns about their mentee to their form tutor, as per any student. This role allows students to reflect on their experience of The Pendlebury Centre, showing them how far they have come since admission.
The role of Hospitality Lead is a privileged position that requires a level of commitment in assisting staff in the deliverance of a quality break and lunch service. High standards of hygiene and safety will be required at all times. Students can utilise skills they have acquired in maintaining a sanitary working environment and ensuring stock rotation. Hospitality Leads may also support the creation and service of food and beverages at key events in The Pendlebury Centre calendar. Year 11s can use their role to support their Duke of Edinburgh award, as time spent in the kitchen can count for their volunteering hours.
Inclusion and Diversity Ambassador
Commencing in September 2023, Inclusion and Diversity Ambassadors will attend monthly meetings with the centre’s Inclusion and Diversity Leads to provide perspectives on the deliverance of the monthly Inclusion and Diversity Calendar. Inclusion and Diversity Ambassador should have passion for social justice, be able to draw off personal experiences to provide perspective, have some knowledge of cultural and diverse sensitivities and be creative. Additional optional opportunities include public speaking in the deliverance of school wide forums.