The Chief Executive Board
The Executive Board is comprised of fourteen Year 13 students who have been elected by their fellow peers. One boy and one girl are then selected from the board members to become the Chief Executives. The main aim of the Executive Board is to create a link between school leadership and the student community. Students from Year 12 are also selected to help support the sub-committees: Charity, Curriculum Support, Extra Curricular, Social and Student Welfare.
The charity committee endeavours to provide help to outside organisations by raising money within the Sixth Form and Academy at large. Fundraising activities include: cake sales, car washes, non-uniform days and sports fixtures. This year, the focus of the committee is to help smaller charities within our community. Already this year we have raised over £700 for The Cameron Grant Memorial Trust, which aims to banish the stigma surrounding mental health, specifically depression and suicide.
The sixth form aims to continue the outstanding provision provided in extracurricular activities. The main focus of the extra-curricular committee is to organise a wide variety of activities that appeal to diverse interests and are thereby inclusive for both year groups. Our students work very hard and it is therefore crucial to provide some relief from the pressures that A Levels can bring. Current activities include 6-aside football, rounders tournaments, designated sixth form band, and we aim to culminate each year with our very own sixth form sports day.
The social committee devise, organise and deliver successful social events throughout the year with a view to uniting the two year groups into a cohesive community. Two standout events are the Winter Social in December which invites both year groups and the Summer Graduation Ball for year 13. Both these events involve getting dressed up and enjoying good food before dancing the night away to a DJ and capturing the fun in a photobooth.
The Student Welfare Committee provides students with the academic and pastoral support they need, ensuring that each student enjoys their time here at the Academy as well as achieving the grades they desire. This year, the committee secured funds to establish a designated sixth form library, which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on academic attainment. Committee members are also dedicated to the mentoring programme that runs throughout the Academy. Here, year 12 and 13 students support teaching staff and work with students in younger years for either academic mentoring or peer-mentoring.
The curriculum support team assist the lower school in their subject studies and provide feedback to students and staff on how to improve the teaching and learning within the academy. The committee continues to develop the ‘homework club’ which was established by previous cohorts.