Sixth Form Community Teams

Community Teams - Ilford County High School

At Ilford County High School Sixth Form we aim to foster a sense of responsibility in our students.  One of the ways in which this can be demonstrated is by carrying out voluntary activities, either within the school or in the wider community.  Our Community Teams programme has been designed to further help make this possible.

At the beginning of Year 12, boys are encouraged to sign up to one of the following Community Teams:

  1. Form Mentors.  Helping out in lower school form groups during form periods.

  2. Peer Mentors.  Helping Year 7 boys settle into the school and giving them advice and guidance throughout their first year.

  3. Learning Mentors.  Helping subject teachers in class, and offering one to one support for students who need it.

  4. Learning Resource Centre.  Helping out in the school's library.

  5. Parents Evenings.  Being on hand to register arrivals and hand out refreshments to staff and parents.

  6. Special Events. Helping out on Open Evenings with car parking, providing refreshments to guests or showing visitors around the school.

  7. Sports Events.  Assisting with inter-form and house competitions, and helping to organise Sports Day.

  8. Stage Crew.  Helping with the organisation of musical events, particularly sound and lighting.

Beyond The School

  1. Primary School Outreach.  Going to primary schools to help with the teaching of Maths, English, MFL and other subjects.

  1. Care Home Volunteering.  Helping out at local care homes, often assisting old people to use modern technology.

Extra Curricular Activities

Students in the Sixth Form engage in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.  There is something for everyone, but we encourage Year 12 students to set up and run their own clubs should they feel that their own interests are not fully catered for.

For those interested in sport, you can compete to gain a place in the First XI football team or our excellent cricket team.  There is also rugby and table tennis.  The school also offers The Duke of Edinburgh Award allowing all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life.

We also work with the National Citizen Service and the Challenge where students are given the opportunity to get together to try new things.  With the support of a team, they build and deliver a project that makes a real difference to where they live.  NCS brings students together and allows them to discover their talents and realise their potential.

If you are interested in competition, but fancy something less energetic, there is a chess club, debating society and regular computer games tournaments.

For intellectual stretch you can attend one of the many academic clubs, such as Astronomy, Philosophy and Physics.

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