Student Leadership

Student Leadership

At the beginning of each academic year, during Democracy week, students elect their leaders for each form. Students are given the opportunity to run for Student Leader in years 7 to 10 and in addition Officers are selected.

Scheduled meetings are held weekly for the Student Council who represent the views of the student body. In each meeting key topics are discussed and fed back to the Senior Leadership Team.

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 the Academy who is willing to put themselves through the rigorous application process. 

What is the application process?

Hull Trinity Academy operates a two phased application process. One for student leadership and one for Officers.

At the start of each academic year, students will have the opportunity to complete an application form to be a Student Leader. This gives each student the chance to promote themselves as potential positive role models for the school. The presentations 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 selected by SLT and year leaders.

Students that wish to apply to be a student leader will prepare a speech this is presented after school to staff and students. After all the speeches voting is conducted anonymously using ballot boxes.

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 Hull Trinity House 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. 

What is the role of the Officers?

Basic Expectations of an Officer

  1. Good attendance (>95%)
  2. Good punctuality (>95%)
  3. Good behaviour record
  4. Excellent deportment (uniform, hair, shoes etc.)
  5. Setting a good example in speech, work ethic and attitude.

To assist and support the Staff in the general running of the School and to fulfil specific duties to that effect.

How are the Officers selected?

The pupils in the Y9, Y10 and Y11 are invited to become Officers, as and when vacancies arise. If selected, by the Assistant Principal, they are required to train under a Senior Officer on Probation, before they are confirmed as an Officer.

What criteria are used for selection?

Agreement and negotiation between all staff concerned, based upon the following qualities:

  1. ability to show and accept authority
  2. ability to give and take instructions
  3. exemplary appearance and good conduct around the School
  4. ability to make decisions
  5. ability to be fair and just
  6. ability to lead by example
  7. ability to remain calm and in control in difficult situations
  8. high standards of conduct, behaviour, attitude and effort in lessons
  9. good attendance and punctuality

Officer Ranks

The Officer system comprises:

School Captain: four stripes & four buttons

Vice Captain: three stripes & four buttons

Chief Officers: three stripes & three buttons

Second Officers: two stripes & two buttons

Junior Officers: one stripe & one button