At Christ Church Academy we believe that offering all pupils the opportunity to become leaders is an essential part of their learning and personal development. Regardless of academic ability, every Academy pupil is valued and staff carefully consider how all children who wish to embrace a leadership role can best meet their potential and flourish in service of others. With this in mind, a range of roles and responsibilities are available.
Head Boys and Head Girls
These pupils are specially selected after a rigorous application process to represent the Academy as ambassadors for who we are and what we stand for. We are proud to introduce the 2020-21 cohort of Head Boys and Girls:
Deputy Head Boys
Deputy Head Girls
Nathan - Year 8
Tom - Year 8
To become a Year 8 Peer Mentor as part of the Student Leadership team requires specific qualities and attributes such as responsibility, enthusiasm, hard work, dedication and above all students must have an interest and the ability to support and work well with our younger pupils at the academy. Peer Mentors undergo a thorough selection process and training schedule, and in order to pass and ‘graduate’ as a Peer Mentor they must have completed at least 80% of the training modules. The training programme takes place during base times over a 4-week period and students can opt out at any time before the end of their training. Successful students are awarded with a certificate and an enamelled black shield style badge, and in addition the students are encouraged to wear a red ‘Peer Mentor’ hoodie whilst carrying out their duties in school.
Peer Mentors receive ongoing supervision, meetings and guidance from Mrs Stangroom – the Peer Mentor Coordinator who manages their training and responsibilities around the school. We are extremely fortunate to have 19 Peer Mentors of a very high quality this year, and as a new initiative for 2020/21 we have introduced a new role of ‘Hope Ambassador’ which is basically Peer Mentors who volunteer to take on extra responsibilities as a Wellbeing Mentor – we currently have 10 Hope Ambassadors who have been given the opportunity to specialise in emotional coaching on a 1:1 basis with the younger children, along with other wellbeing activities and fundraising events. Unfortunately, due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the majority of our Peer Mentor support this year has been of a virtual nature.
The successful Peer Mentor cohort for this year (Hope Ambassadors are annotated by an asterisk * ) are:
|Alex T||Emily P||Emma N *||Evallie C-B|
|Evie S||Grace K||Grace R *||Holly S *|
|Holly T *||Isla J||Josh D *||Lexi B|
|Lily R *||Lydia B-C||Phoebe M-W *||Ryan T *|
|Sienna S *||Sophie B||Zeina H *|
For further information about the work of Peer Mentors and to meet the team of 2020/21 with details of their assigned Y5/Y6 form groups - please go to our Peer Mentors page.