Senior Student Team
The leadership programme offers a number of different opportunities for students to develop their skills and to become leaders. Students in year 10 and 11 have the opportunity to take on the role of Head Boy and Head Girl and Senior Head Boy and Senior Head Girl respectively.
To qualify for these roles the students must go through the following process:
- Submit an application form explaining why they feel they should be given the role
- Complete various different leadership activities
- An interview with Miss Lay and Mr Feldwick.
Students who do not wish to take on the senior roles can also become ambassadors. They too need to submit a written application explaining why they feel they are appropriate for the role. Successful candidates will then be interviewed by the senior head students and Miss Lay.
Within these leadership roles students take on specific tasks throughout the year, including:
- Promoting St Augustine Academy
- Leading clubs and inter-house competitions
- Supporting the running of events such as Open Evening
- Learning how to speak in public and how to run meetings
- Organise and chair the student voice meetings, liaise with Mr Feldwick and other members of SLT and work together to bring about change.
There will plenty of opportunities for the younger students of the academy to become involved within leadership. Watch this space …….
Current Team – September 2016
As Senior Head Girl, I help organise and lead different events throughout the year. Taking on this role has improved my confidence immensely and I have learnt new skills to take forward into the next stage of my Academy career.
The main events to look out for this year include the Christmas Fayre and charity non-Academy uniform days.
As Senior Head Boy, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Academy for awarding me this important role. When I joined in September 2011 I was a nervous Year 7 student who was excited but unsure about the Academy. As the first year progressed I became more confident, made friends and enjoyed the educational experience the Academy had to offer. As I progressed through the Academy, I quickly developed an interest in all things technicaI. I was given the opportunity to become involved in the drama department productions and now I am in charge of all aspects of the lighting and sound requirements for shows and performances. This Academy has given me the chance to develop both my academic abilities and possible career ambitions. I have made many new friends along the way and I am really proud of being a part of the Academy and am looking forward to all the prospects coming ahead in this significant role.
Zarra Lutman Manley
As Head Girl, I work together with the other head students to create a better environment and community within the Academy. A couple of ways in which we have achieved this is by tweaking the behaviour policy to ensure more consistency across the Academy and helping to lead the primary school visits and STEM days that the Academy runs within the summer terms. This has involved us in preparing a session which we then taught to the primary pupils.
As Head Boy, my main aim is to create new opportunities for the students and the Academy. I have learnt a lot of new skills and I feel I have become a role model for the other students. My main aim is to make sure that all the students within the Academy feel welcome and to work together to create a positive learning environment for all.