At the beginning of each academic year, during Democracy week, students elect their leaders for each form. Students are given the opportunity to run for Student Leader and Head boy and Girl in years 7 to 10.
Year 10: Evie-Mae B, Olivier J, Evie M, Leoni A, Daiyaan M, Kamil M.
Year 9: Olivia S, Lee D, Morgan H, Jia Z, Riley B, Muhammed F P, Malakye I.
Year 8: Jacob A, Sam G, Toby S, Tanzeel A, Skye M.
Year 7: Leyton E, Patrick M, Aaminah V, Freddie W, Eshan K, Fadilah K, Filip J
Scheduled meetings are held weekly for the Student Council who represent the views of the student body. In each meeting key topics are discussed and fed back to the Senior Leadership Team.
Q & A for Student Leaders
Can any student be a Student Leader?
The student leadership programme is for any student who wishes to represent the school and has a solution based approach to school issues. It is open to any member of Manor Croft Academy who is willing to put themselves through the rigorous application process.
What is the application process for Prefect and Head Boy/Girl in year 11?
Manor Croft Academy operates a two phased application process.
At the start of each academic year, students will have the opportunity to complete an application form. This gives each student the chance to promote themselves as potential positive role models for the school. The presentations allow students to express their views on what they would change in school and most importantly what they would do about it.
A strict deadline date is in place for all applications. Once this date has passed, successful applicants selected by SLT and year leaders.
Students that wish to apply to be Head Boy or Girl will prepare a speech this is presented after school to staff and students. After all the speeches voting is conducted anonymously using ballot boxes.
How many places are available?
Year groups 7 to 10 have six places each, while Year 11 prefects have 20 positions.
What’s the point of applying?
Applying to be a Student Leader is one of the best challenges you can set yourself at such a young age. Speaking out for what you believe in is difficult, yet within this Council you will have the mechanism in place to make changes that benefit you while you have your time at Manor Croft Academy.
Engaging with debate and being solution focused will undoubtedly help you in College or when you start work.
By having a Student Leadership role present on your CV, this will open doors to courses, apprenticeship schemes and part time jobs that other students will not be able to access. It will give you a competitive edge on your peers when it comes to the next phase in your academic or working life.