Kendrick Student Leaders 2022-23

Last year we reorganised, reshaped and renamed our student leadership group. The 18 Kendrick Student Leaders, as they are now known as, make up four separate committees, elected by students and staff, to represent their school. The four committees are: Curriculum and Current Affairs, Student Welfare, Community and House System Committee. 

These students undertake specific roles working with younger students in the school organising and supporting inter year and inter house events in school. The KSL has an important role in representing the school, both in school and at out of school events. They are excellent Ambassadors for the school.

Curriculum and Current Affairs Committee 

As the Curriculum and Current Affairs Committee, we aim to enhance the curriculum through investigating the barriers hindering access and organising a range of events and opportunities to make the students’ experience at Kendrick as enjoyable, rewarding and character-enhancing as possible. We plan to introduce a buddy system, which we believe will help with the integration of new students, and hope to reinstate the Refugee Club to give opportunities to those who come from less advantageous situations. Our committee also believes in the importance of integrating current affairs into the curriculum through the continuation of current events assemblies and the introduction of seminar-like sessions and debates. We believe that this will broaden one’s perspective and help to raise awareness on important current global issues which our students will go on to tackle in their own ways when they leave Kendrick. We are also eager to play a role in Open Days and Admissions Days.

Student Welfare Committee 

As the Student Welfare Committee, we are passionate about ensuring that every student at Kendrick feels comfortable and cared for in an environment in which they can be open about their health and are surrounded by ample resources to aid them. To do this, we plan on regularly communicating with all students so that we can explore and break down the barriers to receiving help and provide further education regarding wellbeing through events during Mental Health Awareness Week as well as giving talks on the process of receiving support from a more personal angle. We hope to assist in integrating new students into our community through providing safe spaces such as The Base in which we will continue to run weekly activities as well as offering informal opportunities to socialise and our own friendships to anyone who would like one. We have the privilege of working with the Student Welfare Team at Kendrick and with their guidance we know that we can create an atmosphere of reassurance and hope for the future.

Community Committee 

Our Community Committee is driven to integrate not just the school community, (strengthening relationships between students and staff), but also the local Reading community. For example, we are determined to further develop the strong relationships forged last year with the charity New Beginnings. This will be in the form of a plethora of fundraising events throughout this forthcoming year. Furthermore, we’re brimming with lots of new exciting ideas for the Kendrick School community, including developing our new NCYW society further to possibly involve other girls in the local girls’ schools. Also, we will collaborate with the Eco-committee to assist in creating more sustainable strategies in school, making effective use of the space we have to positively impact the natural environment at Kendrick School.

Cedars House Captains 

     

We’re Izzy and Megan, the Cedars House Captains. Our goal is to see everyone getting involved as much as possible and meeting people from across the school, both by participating in the events you know and love as well as by trying something new. We’re so excited for the coming House year and look forward to seeing everyone there!

The House Committee’s aim is to give students the opportunity to build friendships, and create lasting memories while promoting inclusion and community spirit within the school. Each event hopes to be an occasion for pupils to try a fun new activity that will earn valuable points towards their house and for them to develop their all-important competitive side. Throughout the year we will be working in collaboration with our Vice Captain, Mukta, and House Representatives across the school to build on the exciting events of previous years and introduce new ones for the whole school to enjoy. We look forward to seeing everyone get involved and having fun!

Palmer House Captains 

     

We are Sophie and Rosie, the Palmer house captains. Since the House system plays such a large role in Kendrick life, providing healthy competition and integration between years, we look forward to seeing as many students as possible competing and participating in the range of events we have ahead.

The House Committee’s aim is to give students the opportunity to build friendships, and create lasting memories while promoting inclusion and community spirit within the school. Each event hopes to be an occasion for pupils to try a fun new activity that will earn valuable points towards their house and for them to develop their all-important competitive side. Throughout the year we will be working in collaboration with our Vice Captain, Ananya, and House Representatives across the school to build on the exciting events of previous years and introduce new ones for the whole school to enjoy. We look forward to seeing everyone get involved and having fun!

Sidmouth House Captains
 

     

We’re Ella and Sophie, the Sidmouth House Captains. We’re incredibly excited about the House year, and we want to get as many people as possible involved in House events. Our goal is for everyone to have fun, show some House spirit, and make new friends along the way!

The House Committee’s aim is to give students the opportunity to build friendships, and create lasting memories while promoting inclusion and community spirit within the school. Each event hopes to be an occasion for pupils to try a fun new activity that will earn valuable points towards their house and for them to develop their all-important competitive side. Throughout the year we will be working in collaboration with our Vice Captain, Inakshi, and House Representatives across the school to build on the exciting events of previous years and introduce new ones for the whole school to enjoy. We look forward to seeing everyone get involved and having fun!