"Good leaders must first become good servants"
Robert K Greenleaf (author of Servant Leadership)
Leadership, whether leading oneself or others, is about making things happen that otherwise would not. It is about getting the best out of oneself and helping other people to do the same.
All students are encouraged to take on responsibilities and contribute to Gordon's life through our extensive opportunities in volunteering and service. As well as helping to build confidence, these opportunities cultivate the character strengths of courtesy, integrity, diligence, enthusiasm and resilience which underpin the school ethos.
Activities Linked with Qualifications/Training
CCF & DofE Adventurous Training Opportunities
Please click here to read about adventurous training opportunities with CCF. (Y11-Y13) Non-Commissioned Officer Training occurs during P7. Once trained, NCOs can assist with Y10 CCF activities, Army Camp and P7 shooting.
Students who complete their Gold DofE can assist in training and expeditions for the Bronze and Silver awards. See Mr Fox/Major Balmer for further information.
National Citizen Service
"National Citizen Service (NCS) is a way for 15 to 17 year olds living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to make extraordinary friendships, learn the skills they don’t teach in class, and create unforgettable memories."
Please see Mrs Forster for further details or visit www.ncsyes.co.uk for more information.
Coaching and refereeing courses
At Gordon’s we aim to increase the number of opportunities available for students to gain experience and accredited qualifications in sport. Students will be kept informed of any opportunities through the Heads of Sport.
Currently students in Year 10 and above can complete a two-day Rugby Refereeing course (paid for by the school) which allows them to referee school matches, whilst being mentored by Mr Matthews. Once qualified, officials will be given a ‘kit’ to fulfil their duties and Year 12 and 13 students can put this activity towards their volunteering hours for the school.
Those interested in taking part should contact Mr Matthews and ensure they sign up for Rugby Referees as one of their P7 choices.
We currently require Lifeguards to support our P7 and Saturday morning school activities. The Director of Co-Curricular will assist students in sourcing appropriate courses. If students commit, Gordon’s will cover the cost of the qualification and students will, in return, offer a minimum of 20 hours unpaid lifeguarding. Students in Year 12 and 13 who complete their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification out of school, can ‘earn’ their course fees back through Lifeguarding at school. Gordon's will provide volunteer lifeguards with a polo shirt.
Those interested in taking part should contact Ms Holmes.
A number of students have the opportunity to lead and assist with local competition for Primary and Secondary schools, through our links with Active Surrey and the Surrey School Games. These opportunities are often open to students studying GCSE PE, but on occasions students from other year groups may be requested. Students receive some training prior to competitions which include activities such as TAG Rugby, Hockey Quicksticks, Kwik Cricket, Tri Golf, mini Tennis, and Basketball.
Students will be notified by the PE department when opportunities arise.
Year 11 and Year 12 students in their core PE lesson have the option to complete a Level 2 Sports Leadership Award. This is a nationally recognised qualification through Sports Leaders UK which prepares students for leading a sports activity under direct supervision. The syllabus is designed to develop generic leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of sporting situations, as well as contributing to the personal development of the individual. Sports leaders are required to complete ten hours of voluntary service, demonstrating their ability to lead others in sport sessions, in addition to attending their weekly lessons. Ultimately, we aim to prepare responsible, motivated and confident people who can lead safe, purposeful and enjoyable sporting activities.
How to get involved:
Sign up for 'Sports Leaders' as your PE option choice for the Autumn and Spring terms. Ms Holmes leads the course.
Whole School Leadership
- Anti-Bullying Committee
These House-based groups meet termly. The Assistant Head Pastoral also leads an anti-bullying assembly at the start of the academic year where the anti-bullying ethos is explained and, if bullying is reported, work is done to resolve it.
- House Committees
These meetings take place in Houses with representatives from each year. These meetings occur at least once a term. Agenda items on environment, food, charity and whole school issues are discussed and passed forward to the Boarders' Council.
- Boarders’ Council
These student meetings take place each term and are chaired by the senior prefect team. Agenda items are collated from all the Houses and discussed by representatives, including the student Head of each House, at the meeting. Accepted proposals are then fed back to Houses for action.
- Student Governors
This is chaired by a staff governor and attended by an elected student governor from each House. Proposals agreed at each of the Councils above are further discussed for review and reflection before final ratification.
- Sixth Form Committee
This is comprised of two Y12 students and one Y13 from each House, with a Chairman who has been elected by the students themselves. Meetings are held once every half term and students are encouraged to provide agenda points to be discussed.
- Sixth Form Social Committee
This is comprised of one Y12 and one Y13 from each House. The Social Committee promote social events and are involved in the organisation and running of these, whilst encouraging participation across the student body.
In addition to the existing leadership responsibilities within Houses, we have Junior Prefects and Inter-House Captains.
Both roles are fundamental to the running of our Inter-House competitions and will enable students to excel in areas that are of particular interest to them. We are hoping that through the added responsibility of overseeing the House entries and being pro-active in team selections, you will be provided with several opportunities to improve leadership skills such as time management which is a valuable life skill.
Details of leadership positions within the Houses can be found below:
|Head of House||Hana Godfrey|
|House Captain||Cherry McMahon|
|House Sergeant||Zoe Harris|
|Inter-House Captain||Hana Godfrey|
|Senior Prefects||Elisha Powell, Sophie Dove, Cherry McMahon, Olivia Masser, Monica Prachasuk, Zoe Harris, Caoimhe Denning,
Katie Cusdin, Laila Pell
|Junior Prefects||Charmaine Cheung, Amy Dove, Jiaa Hamal, Chisom Igwilo, Uyime Ntia, Amy Maddock, Leah Webster, Phoebe Norman|
|Sports Captain||Nnenna Oyeka|
|Art Captain||Olivia Sharma|
|Music Captain||Daniella Corbin|
|Drama Captain||Katie Rutherford|
|Head of House||Cam Wallace (Residential) and Jo Fernandes (Day)|
|House Captain||Bertie Hebburn-Heath|
|House Sergeant||Manik Sunuwar|
|Inter-House Captain||Peter Hine|
|Senior House Prefects||Joe Fernandes, Rory Cracroft, Kyle Campbell, Will Hopkins, Tobi Adewunmi, Manik Sunuwar, Ryan Finn, Scott Biglin|
|Junior House Prefects||Akin Tijani, Sid Ghotane, Nath Jewitt, Liam Mayhew, Ollie Rutherford, Charlie Finn, Josh Tyrer, Brogan Hyde|
|Junior Prefect||Scott Biglin|
|Junior Prefect||Jake Askey|
|Junior Prefect||Mark Hewlins|
|Junior Prefect||Alex Nesling|
|Junior Prefect||Will Hopkins|
|Junior Prefect||Noah Sempala-Ntege|
|Head of House||Alan Mackenzie and Zak Fulk|
|House Captain||Cameron Colloff|
|House Sergeant||James Wigzell|
|Inter-House Captain||Matt Cockerham|
|Senior Prefect||Chris Pearce|
|Junior Prefects||Jesse Holmes, Torin Cooper-West and Joseph Barr|
|Anti Bullying Ambassadors||Noah Schollick, James Mills, Joseph van Reyveld|
|Head of House||Keavy Bye|
|House Captain||Katie Hancock|
|House Sergeant||Sophie Ross|
|Deputy Head of House|
|Right Hand Marker||Emily Jones|
|Senior House Prefects||Keavy Bye, Grace Creswell, Eilidh Falconer, Katie Hancock, Rebecca Reeve|
|Junior House Prefects||Scarlett Butler, Evie Cottage, Emily Jones, Sophie Moody, Saskia Raveendran-Lara, Sophie Scott|
|Anti Bullying Ambassadors|
|Year 10||Livvy Garner|
|Year 9||Evie Evans|
|Year 8||Georgina Fowler|
|Head of House||Joshua Aiyenuro|
|House Captain||William Corner|
|House Sergeant||Mark Fothergill|
|Inter-House Captain||Tom Robinson|
|Junior Prefects||Ben Roffey; Theo Lee-Clarke; Tommy Phillips; Taylor Fox-Morris; Jacob Duffin and Max Wynne|
|Anti Bullying Ambassadors||Joey Kenworthy|
|Year 10||Harry Marshall|
|Year 9||Mack Prince|
|Year 8||Jacob Griffin|
|Head of House||Millie Katesmark and Elin Griffiths|
|House Captain||Esme Holmes|
|House Sergeant||Megan Hieatt|
|Inter-House Captain||Anna Blatchford|
|Student Head of House|
|Deputy Head of House|
|Right Hand Markers|
|Senior Prefects||Jess Lee-Clarke, Eve Clifford, Alyssa Kotecha, Holly McMullen, Caitlin Davidson, Nicola Barrett, Louise Enser|
|Junior Prefects||Mia Jones, Lauren Kaye, Millie Kermeen, Jasmine McMullen, Jessica Allen|
|Anti Bullying Ambassadors|
|Year 10||Eliza Waite|
|Year 9||Lauren Swallow|
|Year 8||Charlotte Franklin|
|Sports Captain||Eugenie Cockle|
|Art Captain||Rebecca Dovener|
|Drama Captain||Emily Smith|
|Music Captain||Tasmin Martin-Young|
|Debate Captain||Fatima Khan|
|Swimming Captain||Ella Rose|
|Head of House||David Hutchings|
|House Captain||Connor Kirkpatrick|
|House Sergeant||Adam Kruger|
|Inter-House Captains||David Hutchings|
|Junior Prefect||Ethan Leach|
|Head of House||Adam Grainger|
|House Captain||Tom Mackie|
|House Sergeant||Amit Khatri|
|Inter-House Captain||Artur Bierande|
|Head of House||Zoe Davis|
|House Captains||Katie Beet|
|House Sergeants||Anna Rakoczi|
|Inter-House Captains||Zoe Davis, Kathryn Beckett, Lauren Mallindine|
|Head of House||Rhona Chipanga|
|House Captain||Gemma Wood|
|House Sergeants||Robyn Ellis|
|Deputy Student Head of House||Natasha Gerrard|
|Senior Inter-House Prefect||Gwyneth Sotuminu|
|Head Boarder||Alice Hickin|
|Head Day Boarder||Sophie Slimm|
|Junior Prefect: Sports||Eleanor Hing (Y10)|
|Junior Prefect: Arts||Helena Beavis (Y10)|
Senior Prefects from January 2018
Max Beken (Head Boy)
|Nicola Gilbert (Head Girl)|
|Dan Lowe (Deputy Head Boy)|
|Zahrah Salim (Deputy Head Girl)|
|Tiana Stead (China)|
Tobias Johnson (Buckingham)
Ayo Ayodele (Augusta)
|Kathryn Beckett (Victoria)|
Estelle Ingram (Victoria)
Magnus Jackson (Gravesend)
|Maisy Ellis (China)|
|Ebun Braithwaite (Augusta)|
|Abi White (China)|
|Oliver Greengrass (Khartoum)|
Noah Sempala (Balmoral)
|Development Office Prefects|
|Emily Garner (China)|
|Alyssa Kotecha (Kensington)|
Elise Fadaka (Augusta)
|Cailtin Davidson (Kensington)|
|Online safety prefects|
|Tia Jasani (China)|
|Alyssa Tutt (Kensington)|
Grace Keyes (Kensington)
|Oyinkan Ado (Windsor)|