As our old Year 11 leave the Academy to go onto fulfil their dreams, the interviews begin for Year 10 wanting to be a part of the leadership team.
Here is a message from our current Head Girl that will inspire you.
‘My name is Rebecca Tomlinson and my journey as head girl was a productive and beneficial experience from writing my letter of application to the interview where I delivered a presentation portraying the positive and long lasting impacts I could have on the future of St Anne’s Academy. My experience with chairing the school council meetings and being in school every day for my five years at St Anne’s really helped boost my confidence when writing and presenting speeches to parents and students and also when leading projects and meetings. Being head girl is very practical and stimulating. It requires putting yourself out there by welcoming important visitors, being a role model, communicating with peers and staff, getting to know them and what changes they would like to see at St Anne’s and leaping onto as many opportunities as possible. I adored every second of being head girl. It is beneficial for your future and is always admirable in job or college interviews you may face in the future. I recommend this role to all of you - no matter your race, culture, sexuality or religion. You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it and I wish you the best of luck.’
There is no Elevator to Success, You Have to Take the Stairs.
The first step to success is in Year 7, when student ambassadors liaise with local primary schools to aid the transition of younger students into St Anne’s Academy. In KS3 students have the opportunity to be a part of the student council and become an ambassador. They also have the opportunity to supporting staff with school events. In Year 10, students can become a ‘Hero’ and then apply for prefect and senior prefect positions.
Being an ambassador or prefect is a great opportunity to develop the skills you will need later in life. It also gives the Academy the opportunity to say well done and thank you for your hard work. Praise is a massive motivational tool and at St Anne’s and we want to praise you as much as possible.
If you’ve got a passion or desire to introduce a programme or idea into school, then being a school leader will give you the opportunity to do this. We want to create self-confident and independent students who want to make a difference.
|Prefects||Year 11||Academy Events
Duties- Before school and break-time
Fundraising Ambassadors raise awareness of local and national charity events and ideally adopts a chosen charity each year and organises events to raise funds for that charity. This can also be a one off charity event. Full time students on this body will ensure that all students are aware of national events like Children in Need, and Red Nose day and plan events accordingly with Year Heads.
Foreign Language Student Ambassadors teach peers and guests from other schools on annual events like EDL day and whenever new EAL students arrive in school.
Arts Council Ambassadors work with the Art teachers on how to monitor Art displays and make suggestions for changes or other areas where new art work should go up. They also work with the Art technician on preparation for Artsmark projects. The students also work with performing Arts and publicise shows and events along with prop design and make up.
Sports Ambassadors in Years 8-11 can apply to be a Sport Ambassador and, if chosen, will work alongside the PE Department to lead enrichment activities and will have the opportunity to work with and help run primary school competitions. In order to become a Sport Ambassador Students need to have an interest in developing their leadership skills and be committed to making a positive difference to St Anne’s Academy through Sport and Physical Activity.
Student Ambassadors are called upon during the year for parents’ evenings, open days, and tour guides. Their primary role is to act as good publicists for the academy. All students are encouraged to become St Anne’s Academy ambassadors at some point in their education.
|Heroes||Year 10||Academy Events
ASDAN is a curriculum development and awarding organisation, provide flexible and engaging programmes and qualifications that help young people develop skills for learning, work and life.
Peer mentors will be taken from existing Key stage 4 groups to act as mentors/buddies to year 7 students in their first year or any vulnerable students identified by the school as needing peer mentors. This group will receive mentoring training and will discuss meeting times with the relevant student and staff. This training will be done in school through the ‘Hero’s’ programme.
Anti-Bullying Ambassadors is someone who works to try to tackle bullying in their school. To be an Anti-Bullying Ambassador you will have received training from an Anti-Bullying team.
|Student Receptionist||Year 8||Year 8 students are used by the reception and designated staff to help deliver messages and do simple admin tasks. They are required to sit at a student reception and are expected to represent the student body in a positive manner at all times as they are also the first ones to greet visitors.|
|Form Captains||Year 7, 8 and 9||Supporting Form Tutor
Year 7 - supporting transition form year 6
The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign runs across four key programmes, as well as our youth boards, working to change the attitude surrounding bullying both across the UK and beyond.
All of the programmes have a strong peer-to-peer focus, with our trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. Our anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable approach.
10 Students across Year 7, 8 and 9 from St Anne’s attended Anti-Bullying training on the 6th February at The Bolton School. The students were amazing and came up with ideas and campaigns to take back to school.