Many pupils apply for the position of Head Boy or Girl at schools across the UK, to help shape the future for all students.
Not only will you become a role model to other students if you are selected, but you will also gain leadership experience that you can use to help other students progress and Thistley prepare students for successful careers.
Why should you apply for Head Boy or Girl?
Not only does becoming Thistley Hough’s Head Boy or Girl provide plenty of opportunities to support peer progression, but it also brings many other benefits, such as:
- A position of leadership will look good on your CV – when you leave school, future employers will want to view your CV to decide whether you’re the right fit for their company and the job. In which case, a Head Boy or Girl position will demonstrate your experience in leadership and team management, putting you at an advantage.
- Gives you experience in leadership and organisation – as Head Boy or Girl, you’re likely to be asked to attend events outside of school hours, as well as getting involved in the organisation behind those events. This will give you a good idea as to what it’s like managing a team in the future.
- Sets higher education applications apart from the rest – if you’re considering applying for a degree in the future, taking on the position of Head Boy or Girl demonstrates your enthusiasm and commitment to develop advance.
- Become a role model to other students – by setting a good example of how a student should behave and spend their time at school, you can help others progress towards achieving the best results possible so that they can go on to pursue their dream careers.
What does the role of Head Boy or Head Girl involve?
As Head Boy or Girl, you will confidently co-chair the School Council and represent the student voice. You will also represent your school and student body at any public events, such as parents evening and school open days. Here are some of the main duties you will take on:
- Organise and plan regular meetings with the School Council
- Represent and speak on behalf of all students at meetings
- Prepare activities that encourage and support the learning of others
- Welcome important visitors and show new students around
- Be an external and internal ambassador for your school
- Give presentations about your school and get involved in assemblies
- Get involved in school charity and fundraising events
Tips for applying
Teachers nominate students who show that they are reliable and confident in becoming a leader and role model for others. The application process involves writing a letter stating the reasons why your school should nominate you as their Head Boy or Head Girl, so here are a few useful tips to take on board:
- Carefully compose your application letter – when applying for Head Boy or Girl, make sure your application letter gives a few examples of times when you have shown the qualities your school is looking for. Your letter should also demonstrate good grammar and English
- Prepare for your interview – if your letter of application is successful, you will be invited to an interview with one of your teachers. Thorough preparation and several practice runs will help calm your nerves on the day! You could ask a parent or guardian to help.
- Write an inspiring speech – if you’re nominated to be Head Boy or Girl, putting the effort in to write a speech will remind your teachers and peers of why they chose you to represent your school. It may also inspire others to apply next time!
- Don’t feel bad if you aren’t chosen – if someone else is nominated for the Head Boy or Girl role, try not to feel disappointed. There are plenty of other opportunities to practice leadership skills at Thistley Hough Academy.
If you’re thinking of applying for Head Boy or Girl, you should certainly consider the benefits, responsibilities and tips shared above.
For more information on applying for Head Boy or Head Girl at Thistley Hough Academy, simply give us a call on 01782 883 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org