News Having their say in The Week 28.09.2021

We are delighted to be featured in The Week’s Independent Schools Guide Autumn/Winter 2021 in their article on page 32: Having Their Say. Students at Godolphin and Latymer are very much encouraged to take a lead on issues that matter to them; there is a real emphasis on developing girls’ ability to lead and make things happen. In particular, The Week was very interested in our student-led committees that play an important role in planning and running school activities and help to shape and develop the culture and ethos of our school.

The Week writes, ‘Girls at Godolphin and Latymer School in west London recently approached their school with the idea of setting up a diversity committee, alongside its existing student-led committees on sustainability and social impact.

“Students had to apply to sit on the committee alongside two senior members of staff,” says Anna Paul, senior deputy head. “We had a large number of applications and girls felt it was a real privilege to be part of it.”

‘….. traditional school councils still have their place, albeit in an updated fashion. From this term Godolphin and Latymer will bring in a new system of student-led councils so junior and senior girls can have their own councils for the first time…

‘Year 13 pupil Isha, from Godolphin and Latymer’s diversity committee, is “passionate about instigating change” on pertinent issues. “I wanted to have a positive impact on shaping our school community,” she says. “The experience of being a leader and having my voice heard in school has given me the confidence to think about how I can follow this through in my future workplace and career and in the wider social context.”

Many thanks to The Week for including us in their guide and for featuring the photos of our students, and for nominating Godolphin as one of their top three schools in the UK for academic results.