All students have the opportunity in year 7 to 10 to apply to be a Student Leader. The criteria for this role is that students are to be role models within the academy, with regards to uniform, attitude and effort, attendance and punctuality, respect, and manners.
A team of 12 Student Leaders are appointed each academic year to provide support to our Chaplain and pastoral staff; they are the academy’s ‘on the ground’ spiritual ambassadors. Throughout the year, the student leaders will be trained as mental health ambassadors and coordinate and promote whole school fund raising activities.
To date the group have raised money for many charities including the Tanzania girls’ school.
Head Boy and Head Girl
All students in year 11 are given the opportunity to apply for a role of Head Boy, Head Girl or Student Prefect.
The Head Boy and Head Girl are responsible for leading the Student Leader meetings. These involve leading discussions, fund raising planning, policy discussions, student voice and supporting academy events.
The advice I would give to the next Head Girl and Boy is just keep trying, no matter what. There’s always help and support around – don’t be afraid to ask.
Ella Berry, Head Girl
As Head Boy, speaking to audiences of over 300 people has been really challenging, but rewarding. It has definitely given me more confidence than I had before.
Ethan Clarke, Head Boy
All prefects have designated roles within school linked to their allocated committees. Alongside these roles, prefects also take responsibility for fund raising, policy discussions, supporting events and leading a behaviour duty within the academy.
The Student Prefect Committees include:
- Graduation Leaders mentoring lower school students through year 7 and 8 to ensure they achieve graduation.
- College Prefects – attached to each college to circulate key messages and support fund raising events.
- Whole school mentoring and mental health – provide one to one mentoring during VT to students and as mental health ambassadors.
- Prom development – to coordinate the prom event to celebrate all students completing their GCSE and BTec studies at the end of year 11.