Community Leadership (Service Programme)
One of the key considerations when choosing a Sixth Form pathway is what makes a particular institution distinctive, or more specifically, what are you going to leave with in addition to your standard qualification package? At The Nottingham Emmanuel School, the pioneering Community Leadership programme is part of what makes us unique, and part of what will make you unique in your applications for university, training or employment. Growing out of our ethos, the Service Programme is designed to help students develop holistically, learn leadership skills and foster a sense of achievement through voluntarily serving others. We strive to live out our Christian values and reflect 1 Peter 4:10: Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
We believe that God has given each person a unique set of skills, abilities and interests and through the service programme we offer a way for our students to nurture and develop these and in doing so we support them as they grow the whole person. All of our Sixth Form students will have the opportunity to develop their personal leadership skills through a variety of service projects, within school and across the city.
Examples of previous placements include:
- Teaching in NES lower school lessons in a wide variety of subject areas (Media, Drama, Science, Maths, Music, Art etc.)
- Technician roles within the school
- Design and Marketing work
- Sports Coaching in the Community (Football, Tennis, Basketball)
- Teaching in local Primary Schools
- Leading in Youth Clubs
- Serving the Local Church
- Working for Local and International Charities
- Environmental Placements
- Promoting, monitoring and distributing goods from school to local food banks
- Supporting our sister school in Ghana (Project Ghana)
The programme is an optional part of your study here at The Nottingham Emmanuel Sixth Form. However there are some real benefits to signing up:
- It helps you develop skills that will be invaluable to you when you leave Post 16, whether in University, training or employment.
- Universities love to see evidence of wider activities and responsibilities that students have undertaken when in Post 16, in addition to your studies; this can be evidenced in your UCAS personal statement.
- It will help you build your confidence and help you to get to know other members of the Post 16 community.
Our Service Programme has recently received Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Promoting Voluntary Service. The assessor was extremely impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm of our students and it was clear that they had gained much from their involvement.
Our Enrichment Programme is all about developing well-rounded students who are thinking and studying more widely than their regular Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications. Alongside our Community Leadership and Student Leadership programmes, a range of additional experiences are offered to add value to you as a student, and to enable you to study at a more advanced level in a wider range of curriculum areas.
Other enrichment opportunities include:
- Charity Work
- Sports Teams
- National Citizenship Service
- Sixth Form Social Committee
- Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
- Basic First Aid Qualifications
- Christian Union
- Young Enterprise