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La Retraithe Sixth Form

Leadership Opportunities

At the La Retraite 6, students are encouraged and empowered to take on positions of responsibility and leadership.

Formal roles include the Student Leadership Team and CAFOD Young Leaders and informal roles including leading school clubs, supporting staff in the classroom and the rest of school life.

Student Leadership Team

Our Presidential Team are highly valued and respected role models within the school and sixth form community. Embarking on these roles allow students to work together to drive change within the sixth form and main school, aiding the development of key skills including communication, leadership, problem solving, listening, collaboration and public speaking.

Our Presidential Teams have made meaningful contributions to life at La Retraite and support the running of our school and sixth form on a daily basis. Responsibilities include:

  • Positive role models for the lower school
  • Ushers for assembly line ups
  • Delivering assemblies
  • Lunchtime supervisors 
  • Supporting staff where needed at events
  • Supporting and leading extra-curricular activities and enrichment programmes.

CAFOD Young Leaders

Students are challenged to become aspiring leaders through the CAFOD Young Leaders program, which reflects on their responsibility towards the plant and others around them, whilst deepening their understanding of global justice issues and empowering them to run social action projects. Participation stimulates the development of leadership, campaigning, and fundraising skills, with 6-8 posts appointed annually.