Student Leadership Overview

Student Leadership is an important part of our vision and commitment to students. We have high aspirations for our students and believe that developing them as leaders plays a key role in community transformation and improving their life chances.

We aim to give students the confidence and oracy skills needed to navigate themselves in elite spaces later in life as well as the skills needed to lead and promote positive change in their own communities.

We will equip all students with the skills, abilities, attributes and qualifications to pursue a fulfilling career, contribute positively to their communities and be active, global citizens.

Student Leaders form an integral part of the Student Voice process and have the opportunity to meet regularly with the Academy Leadership Team and effect real change in the school. We aim to make our Student Leadership team diverse and representative of our student body. In 2020-21 each year group will have its own Student Leadership Team and 10% of the student population will have some leadership responsibility. We expect Student Leaders to represent our TEMA values of Respect, Equality, Ambition, Care and Hard Work.

Our Principal Student Leaders are voted for by their peers and are given the opportunity and responsibility on leading on self-directed projects within the school as well as being important ambassadors for TEMA in the community.

In addition to our Student Leadership team, we recognise and encourage leadership through our Extended Leadership groups. These aim to give safe spaces for students to discuss issues of relevance to them and promote marginalised voices within the Academy. These groups include, Empowered Women, the Boys Battalion, TEMA Pride and TEMA Youths of Diversity. The staffing of these groups is specifically engineered to provide peer support for students and allow a safe space where issues can be openly discussed.

Student Leadership Structure

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