Student Leadership opportunities will be open to all Whitley Academy students who have shown good leadership qualities, by completing the Whitley Leadership Diploma to a Gold standard, or in some circumstances to Silver standard. Alternatively they may have been involved in other school initiatives and have displayed outstanding leadership qualities, eg on School Council or Student Voice body.
Application Forms for Student Leadership will be made available in the Summer Term for Year 10 and those eligible in Year 9 (see above), after a Whitley Senior Leadership Group assembly promoting Student Leadership. Application forms will be available from main receptionist.
All applicants must have demonstrated positive role model attributes within the school, and have demonstrated a good community spirit by being actively involved in school events. Eg Open Evening, Sporting Events, and Performing Arts ventures.
From the applications, successful students will be invited for interview with a member of Senior Leadership Group on the Whitley staff.
Successful candidates will form the Student Leader body, the number of Student Leaders will vary from year to year depending on the interest and number of successful candidates. The Principal reserves the right to veto any School Leader application.
Student Leaders will then be involved in a training programme to involve:
Whitley Academy will provide distinctive Student Leader ties so that pupils can be easily identified around school site by all members of the community. The Student Leaders will be rewarded for their services, by Certificates, recognition in Assemblies, and any other methods that the Principal deems fit.
A Head and Deputy Student Leader will represent the Student Leader body. These lead Student Leaders will be chosen by the Student Leaders themselves through a democratic process. The Head Student Leader will report to the School Council every half term.
Student Leader Duties
Duties will cover a number of areas, and students will be designated roles according to their strengths:
Post 16 Leadership
Student Leadership Policy