What makes our Junior Leadership Team unique?

When I took over running the Junior Leadership Team, I began to research what other schools ‘student councils’ were doing. Could we learn anything from them? I quickly realised the Life Sciences and Studio Junior Leadership Team, already does all of the things other schools are doing and more. Everything about the schools in the CUC is unique and students get a different experience to other schools- we are progressive in leading the way, so the Junior Leadership Team needs to reflect this. The JLT have quickly become a driving force not afraid to tackle not only small day to day issues in school that just make school life a little bit better- the 6th Form break time trolley now has the extra milk students wanted!- but they also tackle LGBTQ rights, Feminism, opportunities for girls, issues of poverty and mental health. The Junior Leader’s main aim is to address as many issues as possible faced by students- the understanding needing to be, you may not immediately make a difference to 800 people when you create materials to be shared, but to have a student email to say ‘Thank you for sharing that, that person inspires me’, to have a family be so grateful that students created something to help them in a time of need, to have a student feel more comfortable to come into school knowing they have access to the right bathroom, to a student knowing that their school is behind them in supporting Black Lives Matter and pushing for a more representative curriculum, is what makes the difference, it is what makes it unique.

Laura Bonnesen

We hold meetings and discussions in which to come up with ideas to support students. All students are free to contribute and students take turns to lead different initiatives.

Meet the Team

Year 13

Year 12

Year 11

Year 10

Year 9

JLT Committees

The JLT is divided into different committees which am to focus on different areas of student life.

  • Equality Committee
  • Wellbeing committee
  • Charity Committee
  • Environmental Committee
  • Prom and Social Committee
  • Literacy and the Little Library Committee
  • Success for Learning Committee
  • Medical Debate Society

Supporting Mental Health

Saule has created a brilliant blog on how to stay positive during the pandemic. Read more here…

Supporting LGBTQ+

The JLT creates resources to educate our school community. Follow us on instagram to learn more from our research on LGBTQ+ History.

Why do we have an LGBTQ+ History Month? Find out here…

Supporting Lockdown Life

Our JLT have created some resources for students to help them keep busy during lockdown. Follow us on Instagram to join in.

Click here for handy recipes as part of our Bake Off Challenge

Supporting Black Lives Matter

The JLT promotes diversity and inclusion. Follow us on instagram to learn more from our research on Black History.