West Drayton Academy

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Children's Leadership

At West Drayton, we recognise that our children are the leaders of the future and therefore provide a range of opportunities for them to develop their leadership skills.



Children’s voice is valued and promoted. Every week, during Votes for Schools and R Time, our children are given a platform to express their views. We encourage all of our pupils to embrace the wide range of opportunities available to them – and always seek to find new ways that we can further empower our pupils. This enables our children to develop as individuals, as a community and grow the school as a whole. 


We have developed a range of leadership opportunities for our children. For some of our leadership positions, children are elected by their peers through a democratic process. Others require children to apply for posts, sometimes requiring a written letter of application, giving a presentation and going through an interview process.