Student Leadership

Roles of Responsibility

Many of the opportunities offered at DGGS are designed to nurture student leaders.  From Year 7 students are given the opportunity to take an active role within the school community.  This could be as a Form Captain, supporting the Form Tutor in registration and organising class events or as a Sports Captain responsible for organising the teams for interhouse sports tournaments and Sports Day.  Every form also has a Philanthropic Representative who helps to collect money for the chosen class charity, and an Environment Representative who takes an active role in developing an eco-friendly system within school.  There are School Council Representatives in each Year Group, who are part of two teams led by the Head Students.  They attend meetings, work on projects together and disseminate the information back to the other Form Captains in their Year Groups to disseminate back to forms.

By the time students reach the Sixth Form the opportunities to lead within the school community are myriad.

Head Student Team (HST)

The Student Leadership Team in 2021-2022 consists of the two Head Students and the six House Captains.  They are role models within our community and often represent the school at public functions and important school events.   The application and selection process is rigorous for these very popular positions. 

Head Student Christabel Okongwu Head Student Oreoluwa Fagbohun

Head Students 2021-2022   
Christabel 12A
Oreoluwa 12A
House Captains 2021-2022     
Oyinda 12A Chartwell 
Sophie 12A Hever  
Iesha 12B Ightham 
Vicresa 12E Knole  
Macey 12G Leeds 
Charlotte 12F Penshurst


Sixth Form House Teams

The Houses are run by the House Captain, assisted by two Deputy House Captains.  A senior member of staff supports.  They play a key role in our School Community, maintaining their House Board, leading House Assemblies and encouraging their Houses to raise money for charities and to collect House Points.

Deputy House Captains 2021-2022    
Oladapo 12D Chartwell
Rasika 12A Chartwell 
Lottie 12D Hever 
Emily 12C Hever 
Aleena 12C Ightham
Vaibhavi 12C Ightham
Asmitta 12A Knole
Devina 12E Knole
Naomi 12E Leeds
Amba 12F Leeds
Penny 12G Penshurst
Neve 12E Penshurst


Mentor Lead tbc, Mrs Mason
Safeguarding Lead tbc, Mrs Mason
Philanthropic Lead Zoe 12G, Temi 12F, Mrs Kidd
Sports Lead Millie 12F, Darcie 12C, Mrs Bluett
STEM Lead Darcie 12C, Nissi 12B, Mrs Saunders


School Prefects

Year 12 students have the opportunity to become a Subject Prefects.  This provides an excellent opportunity for the development of leadership skills. Many of these students will go on to hold senior offices in Year 13, which could include being a Sports Captain, leading the Philanthropic Committee, running societies such as MEDICS or The Law Society and many more.

School Council

School Council is at the heart of the ‘Student Voice’ at DGGS.  The Head Students are currently looking at ways in which they would like to expand and improve School Council, initially by leading an 'Open Forum'.  They are committed to continuing to develop and improve student voice within our school.  This year, Year 7 and 8 are designing a water bottle for DGGS, which all students will be able to buy.  The profit made from these will be used to fundraise for new lights in our halls. 

Meeting with the Headteacher

The Head Students, as well as Form Captains, meet regularly with Mrs Pritchard.  This affords them the opportunity to raise issues, share their opinions and have their voice heard by the Headteacher.