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The Student Senior Leadership Team

“Being a student at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy Sixth Form has allowed me to be independent in my studies. All staff at Shelfield are very supportive and approachable, which makes learning at Shelfield beneficial to all students. Sixth Form has given me the opportunity to succeed in everything I do; allowing me to aspire to things I never thought possible. Sixth Form provides us with the best resources and facilities that we need to be able to succeed. For example, we have brand-new computers in our common room so that we are able to access work easily and the Sixth Form library, which is kept up to date with resources from subject teachers such as revision guides and notes. Our Sixth Form has a positive atmosphere where everyone gets along and works collaboratively; I believe this is the key to a successful and positive Sixth Form.”

 Samuel Deakin (Head Boy)

The Student Senior Leadership Team is made up of a group of students who represent the interests of students in our Sixth Form and make decisions on a variety of student related issues. It is an integral part of the Sixth Form community and members are elected by their peers to represent the interests of the student body.

The roles and responsibilities of the Student Senior Leadership Team are broad and vary throughout the academic year. In the main they include:

  • Acting as the Sixth Form student voice - members are ‘go to’ people for the Sixth Form student body to communicate ideas to the Sixth Form team.
  • Organising social events in conjunction with the academy student leadership team.
  • Organising charity events and fundraisers for both local and national charities in conjunction with the academy student leadership team.
  • Leading community cohesion projects e.g. Our Duke of Edinburgh Award student volunteers successfully support local projects as part of their award
  • Mentoring younger students to support both emotionally and academically

“Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy Sixth Form is a memorable experience where I have gained vital skills for my future. The students are respected and considered to be responsible adults and the staff are consistently constructive and supportive helping the students achieve their best. The feeling of community and the overall environment at Shelfield have contributed positively to my work ethic and my potential to succeed at University and beyond.”

Isobel Higgins (Head Girl)