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
Eduard, Head Boy 2016-2017 said: “I’ve always been motivated by seeing others working together in the name of a common goal and it’s my duty to find out what drives them, helping them overcome the challenges they face and achieve the best they can. At the end of the day, the worst people are those aware of the problems affecting their community but don’t do anything to alleviate them. So I wholeheartedly encourage you to never hold back in voicing your opinions to either myself, the teachers or the senior leaders.
What holds you back from being a leader yourself?”
Memunat, Head Girl 2016-2017 said: “The word legacy is defined as ‘Something that someone has achieved that continues to exist even after they stop working or die.’ But for me, legacy is about continuous drive to develop my community that I am a part of by being a leader. Being Head Girl is a way for me to establish myself as a leader and to put all my capabilities and experiences as a leader into worthy use. However, being a leader has never required a badge or a title. It requires adapting to challenges in order to provide solutions or overcome obstacles. It demands belief and strong dedication. It is becoming the embodiment of your community, which the character to elevate and influence positivity.
Therefore, I am here to fulfil my role and thread my legacy into the fabric of Ark Globe Academy.”
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.