Junior Leadership Team
At Litherland High, we provide a wide range of opportunities for students to develop as citizens, both of the school and the wider community.
Student leadership opportunities are many and varied, enabling students to use and develop their leadership skills:
A Junior Leadership Team is in place with Head Boy and Girl as well as prefects in Year 11, a peer mentoring programme, digital leaders and anti-bullying ambassadors. In addition, each year group has a school council which serves as the link between the students and the leadership of the school. These opportunities allow the students to learn that they can effect positive change and take on roles of responsibility which prepare them for life beyond school.
I like being on the JLT as it has improved my communication skills and encouraged me to speak up for others. It has also improved my confidence as we have had to talk in assemblies and help out at Open Evenings. Additionally it has also helped me feel better about myself as we are making younger students happy by listening to their views and trying to put in place what we can around the school."
Although my role of Head Girl comes with many challenges I am privileged to have the opportunity to make a difference to our school's ethos. Being Head Girl is very rewarding and gives me new skills and helps to develop qualities that are necessary for my life after school. I am also very grateful to have the opportunity to have a positive impact on my school and engaging with all staff and students within. Letting students take control of their education is a brilliant part of LHS and I am grateful to be involved, I look forward to what the future of our school holds!
Mia Hankinson - Head Girl
Being in my role as Head Boy at Litherland High School provides me with invaluable experience beyond the normal curriculum. Having an opportunity to show leadership skills, learning to be part of a team, while trying to make positive change in a school and gaining knowledge about the working world is amazing. Many of the skills I have developed in my role will help me later in life as well as the fact being part of the Junior Leadership Team gives students a voice to improve, more than you would normally.
Joel Thornton - Head Boy
An increasing focus on developing a more proactive culture of student engagement and the development of their civic understanding, oracy and self-confidence skills."