We are passionate about providing our students with the skills they need to become leaders in their community. Our Student Leadership programme creates a wide range of opportunities for students to take responsibility.
Monitors and managers
Every Learning Family has monitors who take leadership of set tasks within Learning Family time. This helps with the smooth running and execution of the first 15 minutes of the school day.
Our Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) Student Leaders help to ensure silence throughout corridors and that everyone walks on the left.
Our Ark Globe Academy Prefects go through a rigorous application and interview process to ensure we select the most dedicated, trustworthy and professional students within the academy. After completing an application form, students attend an interview with external professionals from Ark Schools central office and local businesses and also take part in a team building day. The best are then selected to be our prefects.
Prefect responsibilities include:
- Helping and guiding tours at open days
- Tracking attendance
- Lunch duty responsibilities
- Mentoring younger students
- Working in the library
- Leading sports clubs
Each small school in Years 7-9 has two sports captains per year group (one boy and one girl). The sports captains’ job is to select the teams for the competitions and to organise them on the day. They are in charge of the team sheets, team tactics and if they are not playing themselves, will be at all competitions cheering their team on. In the summer, the sports captains also help to organise and run the School Sports Day. They can all be identified by a sports captain badge.
Head Boy and Head Girl
These are positions of true responsibility. They are the key student role models within the academy and our formal recruitment process ensures that they have the leadership qualities necessary for these positions. Students wishing to apply are asked to write a letter of application, followed by a presentation to a year group. The presentation is a chance for the students to speak in front of their peers, highlighting why they should be selected and why they would make a good Head Boy/Girl. The students then take part in a panel interview before the final selection is made.
Head Boy and Head Girl responsibilities include:
- Leading by example
- Welcoming guests to the academy
- Mentoring younger students
- Conducting presentations in front of guests and students
- Managing the prefects
Daniella Taiwo, Head Girl, said: “The reason I wanted to be Head Girl was, when I was researching about young people I saw that 88% of young people in the UK feel that their voices are not being heard in society. I was left aghast by this and wanted to make a difference in the school, and to use my creative and innovative ideas. The second reason was that I wanted to leave a legacy and help students like myself to aspire to great things. Because even the sky should not be the limit, we should imagine the beyond and take all of the opportunities we have at Ark Globe.
What I have learnt so far being Head Girl is that when plan A does not work, we should remember that there are 25 more letters in the alphabet, and yes, there will always be obstacles, but how are we going to overcome this? How are you going to make the better version of yourself? I do believe that Ark Globe Academy helps us to achieve this. Besides, if we all work together we can make something extraordinary!”
Rohan Williams, Head Boy, said: “For me, being Head Boy wasn’t just a greater responsibility I wanted to take on, it was also a promise. During the Taster Day, back in Year 7, a student welcomed us and my mum said that she wanted that to be me later on. Before, I was the not-so-average student, a bit of an outcast or lone wolf, who had trouble making friends but I had big dreams and aspirations. I am an upcoming artist and Ark Globe opened me up to so many new opportunities that would better me and enrich me not only in what I love but new found passions too.
Sometimes, I think it’s taken for granted but Ark Globe really does so much for everyone in and out of the classroom and I think that it’s only fair to give back to our community with the help of student leaders, prefects and teachers alike.”
Two students from each Learning Family in Years 7-10 represent their Learning Family and attend meetings every two weeks, where they discuss key themes which affect their school. They work on projects to help not only the school community but the wider community too. They also conduct surveys and lead assemblies in order to provide students with key information and find out student opinions. The most recent survey is based on our lunch time structure.
Year 11 students who require extra support in an academic subject are paired with a peer tutor. These pairs meet at least once a week and are a fantastic way of students helping each other progress.