Woodham Academy has appointed Taylor Jones and Katie-Mae Stabler-Griffith as the new head boy and head girl respectively.
These two students, both in Year 11, will replace the outgoing head boy and head girl – Sonny Fielding and Hannah Cox – who left the Academy this summer to begin sixth form.
As always, the appointments follow a rigorous process where students had to apply in writing and outline their credentials for the position as well as their vision for the role.
The candidates were then interviewed by both head teacher Andrew Bell and deputy head Sarah Dickinson.
Both teachers were delighted with the standard of all the applicants which made the selection a very difficult process indeed.
Mr Bell said: “It is always an absolute honour to interview the students who apply for these posts and to spend time discovering just how remarkable our young people are.
“Although it was a very difficult decision, we are delighted to appoint Taylor and Katie-Mae who were both so articulate in describing their journey through Woodham before now and their aims and intentions for the future.
“These students absolutely represent the values of the school and have already shown superb qualities of leadership that make them ideal role models for younger students.
“All the candidates were exceptional and I feel incredibly proud to be the head teacher of a school where the staff and students are united by such mutual respect.”
Taylor and Katie-Mae will be supported in their role by Ben Graham and Cassidy Race as Vice Head boy and Vice Head girl and, collectively, they will lead the team of Y11 student ambassadors who help staff run clubs and activities and offer support to younger students at the school.