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Upton-by-Chester High School

Student Leadership Awards

We successfully piloted the SSAT Student Leadership Accreditation last term and our first students have now gained their national awards.

The Student Leadership Accreditation (SLA) is an innovative way of formally recognising students’ leadership skills, encompassing all activities students are engaged in whether it is in the classroom, across the school, or in the wider community.  We successfully piloted the SSAT Student Leadership Accreditation last term and the first students to gain  this national award are now going to encourage, mentor and assess their peers as the programme is rolled out across the whole school. Mrs Dixon, Headteacher, said: “I was really proud to award this national certificate to our students today. They have demonstrated real passion, commitment and enthusiasm in all the activities they have led in and out of school. They will be able to use their portfolio for their personal statements in the 6th Form and take them to interviews.”

Rebecca, Year 12, said: “I was very pleased to receive the SLA gold award as it recognises my leadership skills and I am now looking forward to supporting other students through the scheme. I spent the summer volunteering in an orphanage in Malawi and I am currently working on developing a link with a Year 8 class at Upton and “Open Arms Malawi” so that all students benefit.”