The new Sixth Form Council for the next academic year has been elected, and is now preparing for the year ahead.
Students from the current Year 12 were invited to apply via letter, which was then followed up by special husting sessions, and panel interviews.
The husting sessions were held back in May, and the students all voted at the end of the hustings. This was followed by an interview process and the results were announced in mid-May.
In addition to the student vote and interviews, staff’s comments on the suitability of the candidates for positions of responsibility was also taken into account, as well as information on applicants’ academic progress, ATL, behaviour and attendance.
Mrs Kar, Director of Learning for Sixth Form commented:
“I am delighted that we have got such a fantastic group of students to be the next Sixth Form Council. It was a rigorous process and our students have done extremely well to be selected. I look forward to an exciting year ahead with the Council, particularly with our move to the new school.”
Positions of responsibility include Head Boy and Girl, Events Committee Officers, Publicity Officer and Treasurer, with 13 members sitting on the council.
Joseph Brennan who was elected Head Boy said:
“I was extremely happy to be appointed Head Boy, as it enables me to show my commitment to the school and make a long-lasting positive impact, at a professional level.”
“I am looking forward to representing the student body at governors meetings, and hope to maintain communication between students and staff, especially as we move into the new school building.”
Also elected to the Council was new Head Girl, Chloe Rickerby. She is also looking forward to the year ahead:
“I am completely thrilled and humbled to be appointed as Head Girl and I cannot wait to really make a difference in the school community. As it is a role I have aspired to through the duration of my time at St Benedict’s, I am excited to now represent the voice of the students at governor’s meetings and inevitably improve the learning environment of the school.”
“In this role, I hope to achieve a stronger relationship between the Sixth Form and lower school, to make students aware of the open, supportive nature of the student body, as well as improve the integration between the year groups.”
The Student Council is tasked with organising any fundraising, and organising events such as the summer ball.
They liaise with the School Governors, and give feedback on how the Sixth Form can be improved.