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?

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 questions 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 are invited to an interview. Each interview is conducted by a selection of teaching and admin staff from Manor Croft Academy. All students are given a score for their performance for each section of the interview. This score is then put forward for final consideration alongside their paper application.  


How many students apply?

This year we had over 120 applicants.

 

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.