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JOB DESCRIPTION FOR HEAD BOY AND HEAD GIRL AT NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL Purpose You will jointly chair the School Council and lead the Sixth Form Council. You will make sure that student voice is represented in key decisions and developments within the school. You will represent the School and student body at a variety of public functions during the year, including prospective parents’ evenings for Years 7 and 12 and prize evening. You need to feel confident and comfortable talking to adults and students. You need to have good organisational and communication skills and have a mature and thoughtful outlook. Reporting to The Deputy Head teacher (Neil Cully) for whole-school matters The Assistant Head teacher with responsibility for KS5 (Jackie Shanahan) for sixth form matters Main Duties To organise and plan regular meetings with the School Council and ensure that decisions are carried out. To organise and plan regular meetings with the Sixth Form Council and ensure that decisions are carried out. To represent and speak for all students in the school and support and prepare activities that encourages and supports the learning of others. To be internal and external ambassadors for the School and to act as role models for all students at Notre Dame High School. To give key presentations about the School, for example to prospective parents and students at the Sixth Form Open Evening and at the annual prize evening. To greet important visitors to the School. To plan and present at least one assembly to all year groups To report to the Leadership Team every half term. To attend one Governor’s meeting and report on how student voice has had an impact on school planning. Additional Duties Organisation of the Year 13 Year Book Organisation of Year 13 Leavers’ Dinner through a student committee working closely with the Finance Office 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 12 students who intend to remain at Notre Dame next academic year are eligible to stand. Application If you wish to run for head student you must provide the following: A completed nomination form signed by two members of staff. A formal letter of application, addressed to student council, which covers the following points explaining why you believe you will make a good head student (please limit this to one side of A4) How you will continue to support the Catholic ethos of the school. (This does not mean you have to be Catholic) The specific contributions you will make to the life of the 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. Application forms should be submitted to Mrs Johnstone in the Sixth Form Office by the end of the day on Tuesday 3rd May. Short listing will be carried out by members the School Council and Senior Management Team. Applicants who have been successful at the shortlisting stage will be invited to interview to members of the School Council and representative(s) of the Senior Management Team in the week beginning Monday 9th May. Hustings are scheduled for 1st-7th July when each candidate will present his/her case for becoming Head Boy or Girl to year assemblies. Election Day is planned to be on Thursday 7th July for Yrs7, 8, 9, 11 and 12. Yr10 students will vote early on 1st July, just before they begin their work experience. Nomination Form Candidate name Form The above named is intending to run for Head Student. This is a critical role at Notre Dame. Please sign below if you would like to endorse their nomination. Teacher 1 Signature____________________________________________________ Print Name__________________________________________________ Teacher 2 Signature______________________________________________________ Print Name_____________________________________________________ This Form must be returned to Candy by 3:30 on Tuesday 3rd May with an accompanying letter of application. Good Luck!
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