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ROLE DESCRIPTION FOR SENIOR NAVIGATORS 

Pewsey Vale School will have a team of Senior Navigators. They have to go through a rigorous interview process and work with the Headteacher to represent and improve the school. Senior Navigators are the school’s role models.  If you are a student with an excellent record of behaviour, attendance, punctuality and uniform, who has demonstrated a commitment to the school and in addition have already undertaken the role of navigator, then you are a suitable candidate. A summary of the main responsibilities and tasks are - Representing the school at certain events, organising the navigator team in years 7-10 and ensuring that student voice is evident throughout the whole school community.

 Purpose

  • You will meet with your assigned year team of navigators on a weekly basis and facilitate the running of activities and contributing to the school council.
  • Attend School Council meetings and ensure that your year group are represented.
  • You will attend a variety of public functions during the year. 
  • You need to feel confident and comfortable talking to both adults and students. 
  • You need to have good organisational and communication skills and have a mature and thoughtful outlook.

 Main Duties 

  • To liaise with the Head Girl and Head Boy to help organise and plan regular meetings with the School Council and ensure that decisions are carried out. 
  • To carry out weekly duties at break and lunch.
  • To work with the younger students, navigators, undertake peer mentoring.
  • To be internal and external ambassadors for the school and to act as role models for all students at Pewsey Vale School. 
  • To organise and promote key charitable events across the school. 

Additional Duties 

  • To act as a Peer Mediator for the students in the lower years (training will be given) 
  • Help organise Leavers’ Prom through a student committee working closely with staff
  • Any other duties that may be reasonably called upon to undertake by Senior Members of staff

Personal Qualities 

  • Leadership  
  • Work well in a team 
  • Time-management and very good organisational skills 
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to parents and staff 
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to students 
  • Willingness to get to know the students in the lower years 
  • Politeness 
  • Maturity 
  • Clear judgement 
  • Responsibility 
  • Reliability 

Eligibility

  • All current Year 10 students who meet the criteria are eligible to stand.  You must have previously held a navigator position.

Application process:

If you wish to run for head student you must provide the following: 

  • A formal letter of application, addressed to the Headteacher, which covers the following points explaining why you believe you will make a good head girl/boy (please limit this to one side of A4) 
  • How you have supported the ethos of Pewsey Vale School so far in your time with us. 
  • How you will continue to support the ethos of Pewsey Vale School. 
  • The specific contributions you will make to the life of Pewsey Vale School. 
  • Your personal qualities. 
  • Your style of leadership. 
  • How you will promote yourself as a positive role model for peers and younger students. 

Please give specific examples of achievements which demonstrate these qualities. 

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