We strongly value opportunities that enable our students to grow and develop as young leaders. We believe every student should have regular opportunities to contribute to the direction of the academy and we are proud to be responsive and listen to our students concerns and ambitions. During the Autumn term each year, a large number of our students put themselves forward to be our official leaders and apply to join the Student Council as a Student Ambassador.
The Student Council Struture
The Student Council consists of select students from each year group. These students are our year group ambassadors. The Student Council is led by our two Student Presidents who are in year 12. Each year group then has a maximum of 7 ambassadors.
Who are the Student Presidents and what do they do?
We are delighted to have Zainab and Sara acting as our Student Presidents this year. These are some of the roles they will be expected to do:
- Chair meetings between the ambassadors and other students
- Take an active part in projects across the 'focus areas' (Charity & Fund Raising, Student Mental Health, Do More enrichment, Environment & Sustainability and Anti-Bullying).
- Speak in assemblies, parent events and meet with visitors to the school
- Contribute to the 6th form and be outstanding role models!!
Who are the Student Ambassadors and what do they do?
Our Student Ambassadors are selected from their year teams by their Head of Year and other staff members after they have submitted a written application. Our Student Ambassadors are extremely passionate about the schools' focus areas and their other duties include:
- Attend regular meetings to discuss ideas and plan projects to improve provision within the focus areas.
- Chair meetings with peers and listen to student opinion about relevant matters.
- Support the school with open-evenings, parent evenings and visitor tours.
- Speak in assemblies, parent events and meet with visitors to the school.
What are the Student Council's Focus Areas for 23/24?
Each year the Student Council actively focus on key areas and run projects throughout the year. This year's five focus areas are shown below. The responses we collate from the wider student body via surveys and group interviews are hugely important for us to decide what our focus areas will be.
- Student Mental Health
- Charity and Fundraising
- Environment and Sustainability
- 'Do More' enrichment programme