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Insignis Academy Trust currently consists of Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, The Mandeville School, The Kingsbrook School and Princes Risborough School, however, its purpose is to work with other schools to create a significant enhancement to the education of students in and around Aylesbury.

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Head Students 

The position of Head Students is an extremely important one and is the most senior student role in the school. They are the leaders of the student community and an important link between students and staff. 

Head Students will often be seen leading school events and welcoming parents and visitors to Princes Risborough School. 

 The Role of a Head Student

ROLE DESCRIPTION FOR HEAD STUDENTS

Princes Risborough School will have 2 head students, they have to go through a rigorous interview process and work with the Headteacher to represent and improve the school. 

The subject captains are the school’s role models and the head students are their role models and leaders. 

If you are a student with an excellent record of behaviour, attendance, and punctuality, who has demonstrated a commitment to the school, then you are a suitable candidate. 

A summary of the main responsibilities and tasks are - 

Representing the school at certain events (including making speeches), managing the Ambassadors, showing visitors around, meeting with the school council and reporting to Governors. 

You will not be assigned to a House as you represent all students at PRS and your lanyard will echo this. 

Purpose

  • You will jointly chair the School Council. You will make sure that the student voice is represented in key decisions and developments within Princes Risborough School. 
  • You will represent Princes Risborough School and student body at a variety of public functions during the year, including prospective parents’ evenings for Year 7. 
  • You need to feel confident and comfortable talking to and in front of both adults and students. 
  • You need to have good organisational and communication skills and have a mature and thoughtful outlook.

 Main Duties 

  • To organise and plan regular meetings with the School Council and ensure that decisions are carried out. 
  • To represent and speak for all students in Princes Risborough School and support and prepare activities that encourage and support the learning of others. 
  • To be internal and external ambassadors for the school and to act as role models for all students at Princes Risborough School. 
  • To give key presentations about the school, for example to prospective parents and students at school events. 
  • To greet important visitors to Princes Risborough School. 
  • To be involved in assemblies. 
  • To report to the Senior Leadership Team every term. 
  • To attend one Governor’s meeting and report on how student voice has had an impact on the school’s planning. 
  • To coordinate a team of Student Ambassadors
  • To ensure that Student Ambassadors and Deputy Head Students perform their duties adequately 

Additional Duties 

  • To act as a Peer Mediator for the students in the lower years (training will be given) 
  • Organise and help to deliver charity and fund-raising events 
  • Any other duties that may be reasonably called upon to undertake by Senior Members of staff

Personal Qualities 

  • Leadership  
  • Work well in a team 
  • Time-management and very good organisational skills 
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to parents and staff 
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to students 
  • Willingness to get to know the students in the lower years 
  • Politeness 
  • Maturity 
  • Clear judgement 
  • Responsibility 
  • Reliability 

Eligibility

  • All current Year 13 students who meet the criteria are eligible to stand 

Application process:

If you wish to run for head student you must provide the following: 

  • A formal letter of application, addressed to the Headteacher, which covers the following points explaining why you believe you will make a good head girl/boy (please limit this to one side of A4) 
  • How you have supported the ethos of Princes Risborough School so far in your time with us. 
  • How you will continue to support the ethos of Princes Risborough School. 
  • The specific contributions you will make to the life of Princes Risborough School. 
  • Your personal qualities. 
  • Your style of leadership. 
  • How you will promote yourself as a positive role model for peers and younger students. 

Please give specific examples of achievements which demonstrate these qualities. 

Once received an invitation to interview will be extended. This will be with the Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form and other members of the Senior Leadership Team. 

 The Role of a Deupty Head Student

ROLE DESCRIPTION FOR DEPUTY HEAD STUDENTS

 Princes Risborough School will have a team of deputy head students. They have to go through a rigorous interview process and work with the Headteacher to represent and improve the school. Student Ambassadors are the school’s role models, the Deputy Head students are their role models and leaders. If you are a student with an excellent record of behaviour, attendance and  punctuality who has demonstrated a commitment to the school, then you are a suitable candidate. 

A summary of the main responsibilities and tasks are - 

Representing the school at certain events, deputising for the Head students, managing the Student Ambassadors team in operational duties and attending school council meetings. 

Purpose

  • You will attend School Council meetings and chair these in the absence of the Head students. You will circulate agendas and take minutes for the meetings. 
  • You will attend a variety of public functions during the year, including prospective parents’ evenings for Year 7 and represent the student body. 
  • You will have a focus to your duties.
  • You need to feel confident and comfortable talking to both adults and students. 
  • You need to have good organisational and communication skills and have a mature and thoughtful outlook.

 Main Duties 

  • To deputise for the Head students in their absence.
  • To liaise with the Head students to help organise and plan regular meetings with the School Council and ensure that decisions are carried out. 
  • To work with Mrs Woodley to create a duty rota and ensure that all Student Ambassadors are fulfilling their duties. 
  • To be internal and external ambassadors for the school and to act as role models for all students at Princes Risborough School. 

Additional Duties 

  • To act as a Peer Mediator for the students in the lower years (training will be given) 
  • Help organise charity and fundraising events with the Head Students 
  • Any other duties that may be reasonably called upon to undertake by Senior Members of staff

Personal Qualities 

  • Leadership  
  • Work well in a team 
  • Time-management and very good organisational skills 
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to parents and staff 
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to students 
  • Willingness to get to know the students in the lower years 
  • Politeness 
  • Maturity 
  • Clear judgement 
  • Responsibility 
  • Reliability 

Eligibility

  • All current Year 12/13 students who meet the criteria are eligible to stand 

Application process:

If you wish to run for Deputy head student you must provide the following: 

  • A formal letter of application, addressed to the Headteacher, which covers the following points explaining why you believe you will make a good deputy head student (please limit this to one side of A4) 
  • How you have supported the ethos of Princes Risborough School so far in your time with us. 
  • How you will continue to support the ethos of Princes Risborough School. 
  • The specific contributions you will make to the life of Princes Risborough School. 
  • Your personal qualities. 
  • Your style of leadership.
  • How you will promote yourself as a positive role model for peers and younger students in your subject area.
  • Areas of focus are:
    • Subject and departmental focus (PE,PA,Tech,Maths,English,MFL,Science,Business & IT, Humanities & Social Sciences)
    • Equality & Diversity
    • Environmental
    • Mental Health & Wellbeing


Please give specific examples of achievements which demonstrate these qualities.

Once received, a shortlist will be created and invitations to interview will be extended. The interview will be with members of the Senior Leadership Team.