Head Girl application

Dear Miss Schofield and Mr Sanders,

Please accept this speech as my expression of interest for the position of principal Student at Thistley Hough Academy. In the structuring of this letter and pondering on exactly what to say. I found myself asking three questions: What is the role of Student Principal? What would being Student Principal mean to me? Why am I the right person for this role?

What is the role of Student Principal?

The role of Student Principal is without question one of great importance. The role specification for Head Girl is;

I believe I am most definitely capable of these duties. As you know I already have a job and have done for the past year, so I have experienced major responsibilities which would contribute on taking the role as Student Principal and I am a very confident person who is capable of tackling any social situation and very capable of helping and taking care of others.

What would being Student Principal mean to me?

First and foremost, I recognise the significant and demanding nature of this role. Having spoken to teachers and my best friend who is currently head girl at st peters academy. I am excited by the challenge the role presents and cannot think of a more rewarding way to conclude my final year at Thistley Hough academy. Secondly, I want to leave this school knowing I have given something back and made a difference. I have spent many hours within the school, and so many staff have gone the ‘extra mile’ for me. I truly believe that Thistley Hough Academy is an outstanding academy and I wouldn’t change it for the world! This solidifies the reason why I would love to become Student Principal. Being Student Principal would mean I could go the ‘extra mile’ for others; something I envisage in the role is to set up a drop in advice ‘clinic’ for younger students who perhaps feel they could not approach a member of staff; I hope to offer guidance and support, as I strongly believe that a problem shared is a problem halved.

Why am I the right person for this role?

Over the last 3-4 years at Thistley Hough Academy I have come to understand many things including responsibility, hard work, commitment and confidence. At Thistley Hough as we all know there are three core values, which we follow, they are Pride, Respect and Commitment. I most definitely believe that I demonstrate these values on a daily basis at Thistley Hough. I attend school daily, equipped to learn, I value everyone’s views and beliefs and treat everyone politely and with honesty and carry great pride of being a student of Thistley Hough Academy. When I reflect on my past years at Thistley Hough, I can’t say at it has been easy. From initially struggling in lessons to broken friendships and most importantly experiencing a national pandemic. I have faced many challenges. We all have. However, being here has taught me resilience and sheer determination to do well on my mock exams considering we had not long come out of lockdown.

Beyond academic achievements, I have also enjoyed myself. I believe my 100% attendance since day 1 of attending Thistley Hough (which we all know I’m very proud of) has truly shown my commitment to learning and how much I enjoy coming in EVERY SINGLE DAY. Enjoyment is a key element in the experience of school; I have found that if you are content and happy in your working environment then you will naturally work harder and put more effort into both schoolwork and extra-curricular activities, which equally contribute, to creating a well-rounded student. I would definitely try my hardest to make sure younger members of the school were able to enjoy themselves in an environment where they can flourish.

I have always been a bright girl; you will always see me with a smile on my face and greeting with all the teachers and students. I believe I have always set an example; I am passionate, approachable, determined, motivated and above all genuine.

Thanks for taking the time to listen to what I have to say, I’ll look forward to hearing from you soon.