New Head Boy and Head Girl Announced Posted on: 26 Jun 2017

On Friday 23rd June 2017, we held our annual Head Girl and Head Boy Elections as part of ‘Democracy Day’.

The elections were the final stage of an extended application process, which included a pre-election to select up to 8 candidates from 23 applicants.  The candidates gave rousing speeches to convince their fellow pupils that they would be suitable role models to represent all pupils in the Academy.

The voting process replicated the General Election experience, with Year 10 pupils being issued with voting slips, completing them in a polling booth and putting them into the ballot box.

Returning Officer, Mrs Maughan, was proud to announce the successful candidates and the coveted gold and silver ties were presented by Mr Hardie and out-going Head Boy, Sam Johnston.  Our new representatives (pictured below) are:

Head Girl – Mansimranpreet Kaur

Heady Boy – Thomas Milburn

Deputy Head Girl – Beth Fowler

Deputy Head Boy – Matthew Agar

The event was launched with an assembly on respect and what unites us, delivered by guest speaker Shah Amin.  Throughout the day Year 9 pupils took part in a range of democracy-based activities.  Year 10 pupils took part in the launch of careers programme Unifrog and attended a Careers Fayre to gain information on apprenticeships, employment and further education opportunities from over 60 different organisations.  Year 12 students attended a Careers and Higher Education Fayre with a range of universities, higher level apprenticeship and gap year providers in attendance.

Our Principal, Mr Hardie, commented “The last twelve months have been a period of dramatic political change and it is essential that we encourage all young people to play a full part in the democratic process.  Today’s elections and the activities built around this have encouraged our pupils to make their voices heard.  We also discussed the values around democracy and key messages today have been about respect for the views of others and the legacy of Jo Cox MP in celebrating what unites us rather than looking at what divides us”.