Our Sixth Form Students have numerous opportunities to develop their leadership skills, meaning they can select a pathway which best fits with their skill set and interests.
Our Sixth Formers as Teaching Assistants (VITA) programme provides an opportunity for Sixth Form students to support the teaching of lower school students (in subjects related to their own study programme), enabling them to develop their soft skills and support their post-18 applications.
South has a well-established and vibrant House System. The three Houses, Plymouth, Talbot and Vernon are named after early Bromsgrove landowners. The Houses are predominantly student led. House Captains oversee aspects of the Academic Cup where all students gain credit for their House through attitude to learning, merits and attendance which are awarded termly. Sports Captains lead a comprehensive programme of sport for boys, girls and mixed House teams delivered as Sports events. The highlight of the year for the House Calendar is the annual Eisteddfod; it is a night definitely not to be missed and is always well attended by the local community. Teams also have appointed mascots (Plymouth Hulk, Talbot Flash and Vernon Smurf) and a prominent social media presence through Media Captains. Sixth Form students apply for these roles just before the Easter break in Year 12 with a written letter of application to their respective Head of House.
Wellbeing ambassadors work in both the Sixth Form and the lower school to support the delivery of a range of wellbeing activities and projects to promote the wellbeing and healthy lifestyles of students. They aim to improve the health and wellbeing of students by building resilience, promoting positive practices and adaptive coping skills, and raising awareness of self-help techniques.
Head Student Team
The Head Student Team play an active and varied role in the whole-school community, including representing the school at events such as Open Evening, chairing student council meetings and leading on initiatives to improve the experiences of students in the school.