At North Birmingham Academy we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school.
It would be impossible to list all the opportunities students have to take on leadership roles at the academy so this is just a flavour of what is currently on offer developed as the result of a group of students, teachers and support staff working together to identify what is right for the academy.
Many Student Leadership activities will focus on improving the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom, supporting the school’s aim to be a place where everyone enjoys learning and is creative – trying new things, finding solutions and embracing their responsibilities.
The student leadership group consists of a Head Boy and Head Girl in each year group. They are responsible for making key decisions within the academy. Over the last six months the student leadership group has redesigned the sanction and rewards system, made key decisions on Academy uniform, helped to change the schools policy on culture and ethos. The student leadership group is led by two sixth form students. With current head boy and head girl.
The aims of the students leadership group;
To empower students to work in partnership with staff towards shared goals.
To enable creativity to flourish as the academy community benefits from the wealth of experiences, ideas, skills and sense of fun that students bring.
To prepare students for Higher Education and for achieving personal and professional excellence in life after formal education.
Head Boy – Lucasz Fomin
Hi my name is Lukasz and I’m the head boy of Year 13. The subjects that I am studying are Music, Computer Science, Geography and Polish. I have been a student at North Birmingham Academy since year 7. I am passionate about being Head Boy due to the fact that I want to give an opportunity to give a voice to students that usually don’t speak about things that could improve the school and how everything works for the better. Furthermore, I have been given an excellent opportunity to improve on my team working and team leading skills. I have aspirations to go into a career in cyber security and computing.
Head Girl – Emily Jarvis
Hi I’m Emily, and I’m studying Sociology, Spanish and English Literature at A-level. I joined North Birmingham Academy in year 7 and have been studying here since then. Throughout lower school I was an ambassador and took part in many events with the school. As Head Girl I have been given a great opportunity to help improve the student experience and help those who don’t normally get to have say in their school. I would like to become a history teacher in the future and I believe this role is helping to prepare me for this