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 – Year 13
I am Denis Marin, head boy of year 13 and I study A level Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths. My aspiration for the future is to progress in the field of mechanical engineering and become a leader. I aim to work to have an impact on people all around the globe and believe it is essential in life to not only think of yourself and what people can do for you but how you can be of help to others. This is something I try to emulate in my role in the Academy.
Head Girl – Year 13
Hi! My name is Tracy Brown and I’m currently head girl of year 13. I’m studying Spanish, French, Biology and Chemistry at A level. I want to study biotechnology at university in order to pursue a career in biotech in the future. I also play tennis, I’ve been playing since I was young and it was one of my favourite hobbies. Being head girl at NBA Post 6th form has been interesting and fun; the staff and students are friendly and helpful. You will definitely have a good experience here!
Head Boy – Year 12
Hi, my name is Dylan Jones and I am head boy of year 12 As head boy, I have responsibility for working with the sixth form students to suggest ways the school can make improvements and ensure we feel supported in their studies and well prepared for their exams. I also put forward suggestions for student rewards as I think it is important students feel recognised for their hard work throughout the year. I study Sport Science and
Business Studies but will always try to speak to students from other subjects to get their views.
Head Girl – Year 12
Hello, I’m Shanzay, head girl of year 12 here at North Birmingham Academy. I am currently studying Maths, Chemistry and Biology for my A-levels with hopes of pursuing a career in medicine. Fortunately for me I find these subjects fascinating and enjoyable and they fit university entry requirements for those who are applying to study medicine. I’ve been lucky enough to have classmates who are aspiring to pursue a variety of careers in medicine, engineering, law and the arts too. This allows me to communicate with not only my peers but also those who are considering a different pathway.
Head Girl – Year 12
Hello! My name is Theodora and I’m one of the year 12 head girls. I study French, Spanish, Italian and Sociology A levels. I look forward to going to university in order to pursue my career as a travel writer. I hope my love for languages will be my bridge in leaving my mark on the world.