What is APEX?
APEX is a new and exciting student leadership programme that was launched at the start of this year to Year 7 students.
The programme has been designed to develop key life skills and attributes that all employers are looking for and that embody the culture of the school.
- Leadership and Communication
- Teamwork and Communication
- Resilience and Self-management
- Independence and Self-Management
- Kindness and respect for self and others
- Kindness in the Community
Why do we need Student Leadership activities?
Employers, Colleges and Apprenticeship providers will all be looking for the same attributes as us and we want to make sure every student has the opportunity to develop them during their time at Beaumont Leys School. It is more important than ever that our students leave school as well rounded individuals ready to embrace the challenges that lie ahead.
How is APEX structured?
Our aim is that all Year 7 students will be able to complete a personal journey towards their own BLS APEX. APEX is built around the theme of mountain climbing and the willpower and determination necessary to reach the highest peak.
Students will complete the SNOWDON programme and this will include four levels:
BASE: 6 entry level activities (1 for each APEX attribute)
ASCENT: 6 midlevel activities (1 for each APEX attribute)
SUMMIT: 6 higher level activities (1 for each APEX attribute)
APEX: 1 challenging project (focusing on one chosen attribute e.g. Kindness in the Community)
How is APEX evidenced?
Each student receives an APEX evidence booklet for each of the levels above. Time will be allocated for students to complete their evidence booklets once a week during tutor time. Students will be expected to collect evidence through completing their activities. Evidence can range from school based evidence cards to photos and letters.
Once their tutor is satisfied that they have completed all of the activities for a level, students will be put forward to receive their certificate and badge during a special APEX assembly before they move onto the next level.