Student leadership has been at the forefront of an historic week at BVIS. For the first time in the school’s five year existence and in the week in which each tutor group elected their representative for the Student Council, we have been appointing our first ever Head Students.
The Head Students at BVIS will play a really important role. Not only will they be ambassadors for the school, and role models to all of our students, but they will have to be at important functions, make speeches and chair the Student Council.
Our inaugural cohort of Year 13 students were invited to apply in writing, explaining why it was that they had the qualities to be one of our Head Students. In their job description, we explained that they had to demonstrate how they lived the core qualities of a BVIS student of Integrity, Respect, Caring, Perseverance, Enquiry and Reflection.
The process ended today when the final four students presented to students in school assembly school . The candidates had 3 minutes to explain to the student body why it is that they should be their Head Student. Each student then had the opportunity to vote for their choice of Head Student. The results of this ballot was then put into the final part of the process- a formal interview with Mr Sayer, Mr Dale and myself.
The whole process was a challenge for those that were selected, and I was incredibly proud of the way they all took up that challenge. The final decision was made after this article was going to press and so I will announce it in next week’s newsletter.
I hope you all have a great week ahead.