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
Mayowa, Head Boy 2017-2018 said: “I have the compassion to listen, the ability to work hard, yet have a good sense of humour. I would like to encourage my peers to never hold back in voicing their opinions. I believe the first secret to success is believing in yourself.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. As the student leadership team we hope during our time in these roles all of our peers would become more inspired to take a stand and support each other in the way we aim to help them.”
Lauren, Head Girl 2017-2018 said: “Ark Globe Academy and the people here are so many different things all at once, but above all, we are passionate, we are driven and we support each other. And fittingly, these are the things that make a leader: passion, drive and wanting not only yourself to succeed but everyone around you.
Being Head Girl gives me the privilege to be the leader in my community that Globe is always pushing us to become. But with or without the badge a difference can be made by all of us, we can still alter our community. You can be a leader as long as you’re ambitious and support each other."
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.
Globe TV started in 2016/17, it is a platform for students to share their talents be it sports, music, drama, poetry or academic. A student team, writes, directs and produces each episode, sharing and seeking out the talents of Globe Students.