Sixth Form students have learned more about what it means to be Student Council representatives and how to lobby support for the prestigious Head Boy and Head Girl positions.
Year 12s will have the opportunity to run for Head Boy and Head Girl by presenting their case in video presentations to win votes, outsmarting the competition with the quality of their election campaigns.
The videos must be creative, include a presentation from the students running for election, and can also include teacher comments of endorsement.
All Student Council members will need to have excellent communication skills and demonstrate the Academy’s core values of Grace, Respect, Integrity, Potential and Excellence.
They will need to be able to liaise with the Principal and Senior Leadership Teams, show prospective parents and carers around the school, make speeches, and be able to communicate effectively about how the Academy supports the local community.
Quoting from the philosopher Voltaire, Ethos Assistant Emily Williams said:
“With great power comes great responsibility, and all these representatives will need to be excellent role models for other students. Each form will have the opportunity to vote for their Year 12 and 13 representatives.”
Year 12 student David Bentley, who is considering running for the position of Head Boy, said:
“There are some things teachers don’t get to hear about that are concerns to students. With a Head Boy in post, representing student views, I believe the student voice will be much stronger. We will need to represent everyone’s side and put our thoughts across to academy leadership in a positive way.
“Our Principal is very supportive of our Student Council and Student Voice. We are all going on a journey to progress together, and the students can contribute to the positive conversation.”