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 2018-2019 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 Students 2018-2019
Alice (12B)
Rachael (12D)

House Captains 2018-2019     
Hannah (12A) Chartwell 
Vianney (12A) Hever  
Stephen (12A) Ightham 
Lola (12F) Knole  
Emily (12G) Leeds 
Zahrah (12D) 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 2018-2019    
Megan (12B) Chartwell
Ocean (12C) Chartwell 
Robert (12A) Hever 
Abigail (12C) Hever 
Abigail (12A) Ightham
Sajith (12G) Ightham
Lucie (12E) Knole
Caitlyn (12E) Knole
Grace (12F) Leeds
Lora (12F) Leeds
Daniella (12F) Penshurst
Nicole (12E) Penshurst


Events Team Our Events Team will lead and organise some calendared events and plan their own also:
Events Leader Lola (12F), Zahrah (12D)
Events Team Caitlyn (12E), Sajith (12G), Seyitan (12C), Gemma (12D), Abigail (12C), Tolu (12F)


Visual Display Team This team is working on specific display areas of the school.
Visual Display Leader Megan (12B), Lucie (12E)
Visual Display Team Ayesha (12A), Hannah (12D), Maisie (12B), Tobi (12A), Nicole (12E), Marianna (12C)


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.