9 October 2020
Leaders are often said to 'think outside the box' At USH, student leaders take an active and authentic role in the direction and priorities of our school and I class them as a crucial contribution to my personal leadership.
I am flushed with pride and happiness having just finished the interviews for Year Student Leadership 2020/21. What a pleasure to sit and talk with students so switched on to important world issues.
The 10 USH candidates have presented their campaign ideas and they are now preparing their films for release to the school. Voting will take place on the last day of half term.
To stand for student election in a year like this one requires a particular tenacity, resilience and commitment to bigger things. The scale of the students’ ambition and drive to make a difference is humbling and I can’t wait to see how the campaigns are received by the school population. The role this year will be a strategic one so as not to unnecessarily detract from Year 11 final exams. The successful candidates will be working as advisors to me in subjects such as inclusion, diversity and student voice.
I have 6 places on the Student Team this year but all candidates will get a role as Prefect and I am confident whoever makes the team will be an asset to the leadership of the school.
One candidate, on rising to leave the room, showed me their notebook, on it read the legend 'Don't think outside the box, think there is no box'- now that's USH students for you.
Good luck to all campaigners!