SGGS Main School Prospectus SGGS Prospectus_FINAL - Page 6

Opportunity W e do not believe in limitations, and strongly encourage students to take advantage of all opportunities that come their way. We ignore gender stereotypes and do not believe that any position or career is out of reach. Our curriculum builds and develops transferable skills. Our students’ destinations are testament to the emphasis and encouragement shown to each and every student. From as early as Year 7, right through to Sixth Form, students are regularly given opportunities to become leaders. Our School Council and Sixth Form Committees meet regularly to review various aspects of school life, and to be a part of many of the school’s decision-making processes. Our older students lead the younger ones as mentors and role models. Through our student mentoring programme (Ch@) peers offer support to each other, by swapping ideas and sharing wisdom on things that older students may have already been through, like revision worries or homework tactics. We lead by example and in doing so provide our students with a strong and positive support network. 6 Stratford Girls’ Grammar School This in turn enables them to recognise and engage with a wide range of opportunities that will help them grow spiritually, emotionally, socially and culturally. This adds to their strength of character that brings them the success that they invariably go on to embrace and enjoy. Our career guidance and work experience programme is excellent. Across the school we look to provide the means for students to engage with external providers and employers. Tied to this, we encourage our students to be outward looking, therefore we actively promote volunteering and fundraising, encouraging the students to give of their time and knowledge to various charities and companies. As a result, working with the local community is a strong feature of our school. We have strong links with local volunteer groups, organisations and charities through careers days and work experience as well as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Young Enterprise programme and the Student Investors Competition. A large number of our students also engage with the NCS programme each summer (National Citizen Service). While each year the students nominate two charities for the school to support; historically, these have included WaterAid, Railway Children, Alzheimers, BagsForSchools and Cancer Research. We do not believe in