At Harris Garrard Academy, all students from the primary, secondary and Sixth Form phases can exercise their democratic rights and elect a student leadership team.
Through our student leadership team, every student will have a voice in the running of the academy, and a chance to bring about positive change. In addition, representatives will form four sub-committees to guide developments and improvements within the school: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Eco-committee; Pastoral, Attendance and Behaviour; Teaching and Learning (including Digital).
Each secondary tutor group and primary class holds a mini election to choose their class representative. The positions of Head Student, Vice Head Student and Hub Captain are open to our sixth formers, who put themselves forward as candidates and must take part in hustings, before an election being held across the whole school. Candidates must also undergo an interview with the Head of Academy.
A message from our Student Leadership Team 2021-22
We, the student leadership team at Harris Garrard, want to welcome you all to the Academy. We are made up of students from the primary, secondary and sixth form.
Our vision for this academic year is to make sure that every student’s voice is heard and listened to in order to ensure the quality of our education and wellbeing resources are of an astounding standard.
So far this term we have launched many projects that create wider learning opportunities for students such as the Duke of Edinburgh and a diverse variety of clubs.
We aim to educate our fellow students about topical issues like climate change, discrimination and human rights, and promote the importance of representation and individuality within a democratic society.
We also want to prepare our students for the next step whether it be college, an apprenticeship or university. We want our students to have the best start to life.
The layout of our leadership team is structured in a democratic manner which allows us to get a taster of how the wider government works. Each member of the student leadership team has been assigned to one of the following committees:
- The teaching and learning committee are in charge of making sure every student gets the best education that they deserve.
- The diversity and inclusivity committee have the job of making sure that every student feels represented within the community.
- The behaviour and pastoral care committee oversee that behaviour in the school is maintained and all students feel supported and safe within the community.
- The eco community regulate the carbon footprint the academy makes and how we can minimise waste as a community.
As a team, we will ensure the success of the school both academically and within the community. As the year progresses, we will keep launching more spectacular projects so please stay tuned.
HGA Student Leadership Team
A welcome from Daniella – Head Student
On behalf of the academy, I would like to welcome you all - parents, prospective students and members of the Harris Garrard community. I am Daniella and I am the Head Student of the academy. I am studying for A Levels in Psychology, English and Childcare and aspire to study Psychology in Education at a Russell Group university. I believe that being in the academy from primary school has truly shaped my hardworking, diligent character.
My role in the academy is essentially to unite the student body to play an active role not only in the school but in the wider community. I admire how true the school’s mantra of Learning Changes Lives is as we provide students with all the resources necessary to guarantee their academic success regardless of background.
My role in the academy is to unite the student body to play an active role not only in the school but in the wider community." Daniella, Head Student
My vision as Head Student is to provide everyone with support and wide learning opportunities, so every student has the best chance of leading a happy and successful life and can embody our belief that Learning Changes Lives.
The strong sense of community and unity is prominent throughout the academy not only for staff and students but for the whole Harris Garrard community and is something that has a massive impact on everyone’s life.
Safe spaces are made available to every student through various schemes, clubs and events within the academy. Our ever-growing student leadership team strives to be the voice of the student body and celebrate the ideas and voice of every individual within the community.
Finally, I would like to express how proud I am to be part of this academy and highlight that education is the master key to success. However, this isn’t possible without the help of your community, demonstrating that Learning Changes Lives because We Row Together.
Daniella, Head Student
Sixth Form representatives
Details of our lower school representatives will follow after the elections this term.
Tutor group representatives