All students have the opportunity in Year 7 to 10 to apply to become 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. Within this role we also aim to further develop the professional standards of conduct organisation dedication, pride and values.
A team of 12-15 Student Leaders are appointed each academic year to provide support to our pastoral, administrative and curriculum staff; they are the academy’s ‘on the ground’ ambassadors.
Throughout the year, the student leaders will be trained as mental health ambassadors and coordinate and promote whole school and community improvement and fund-raising activities. They also have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills further by taking part in workshops such as oracy and public speaking. They have even had the chance to meet our local MP to support them with their public speaking.
To date the group have raised money for many charities including Overgate Hospice and Smartmove. This coming year they are hoping to continue to work with local food banks such as Halifax Homeless Shelter and other local organisations.
All students in Year 11 are given the opportunity to apply for a role of Head Boy, Head Girl or Student Prefect.
Head Boy and Head Girl
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.
There are also Deputy Head Boy and Girl positions for each of the leadership teams below.
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 and organising events and leading a behaviour duty to support professional conduct and the display of the core values within the academy.
The Student Prefect Committees include:
Student Support Leaders – These students mentor lower school students through Year 7 and 8 to ensure they achieve graduation, alongside being available for drop-in sessions to support other students within the academy.
Student Voice Leaders – These students are responsible for collating students’ requests and suggestions, alongside discussing and planning VT sessions and producing a student-led newsletter. These students also take a lead on all dedicated public speaking opportunities
Community Leaders – These students research, promote and plan events aimed at supporting local community groups and charities.
Prom Committee – These students organise not only plan the Year 11 Prom but discuss and plan key events both in and outside of the academy.
Each of these groups will be led by a Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl who are responsible for leading their team meetings and attending whole academy student leadership meetings.
SENco – Mrs Kate Wilson – Vice Prinicpal