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
Leona Bimbashi, Head Girl, said: “I have been part of Ark Globe Academy for the full 10 years and I have seen it change and improve in many ways. Being part of this community has taught me many things and being Head Girl gives me the chance of giving something back. To me, being Head Girl isn't about being better than anybody else - it is about having the trust of the students within our academy to organize and represent them with honesty and enthusiasm.
This position allows me to be a mouthpiece for students in the academy, it allows students to share their perspectives and views with me and the prefect team in order to be further explored. I strongly believe that great leaders don't set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. It is never about the role, it is always about the goal. I want to make sure that I inspire others to become leaders. I want to make my impact last in my absence.”
Sholeye Olajide, Head Boy, said: “My motivation to become Head Boy was being the voice of the younger students. I wanted them to look up to me for support when they needed. I remember telling my mum that I wanted to be Head Boy, which surprised her and made her laugh. It was great to have her support when I made my application, and when I finally became Head Boy she would tell this to her friends and family saying that she was really proud of me. I became Head Boy to make a change, make my mum proud, and most of all to speak up for the students whose voices can't be heard. Being Head Boy is not about being better than anyone else, but it’s about speaking out for your peers and representing the school outside the school community. I love Globe community, where everyone accepts you as who you are. It is a place where you learn to love. I am very happy and proud to be Head Boy of Ark Globe and working alongside the other student leaders."
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.