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Meet the new Head Boy and Head Girl

Over the last two weeks we have been busy recruiting the Student Leadership Team for this academic year.  

First of all, applications were considered for the roles of Head Girl and Head Boy.  Interviews took place and resulted in Year 13 students Amreen Rafiq and Imran Ul Haq being appointed to the positions respectively.  Both students have great experience from their involvement last year:  Amreen took up the position of Senior Ambassador in Year 12 and carried out her responsibilities with commitment and confidence while  Imran was appointed one of the Deputy Heads before stepping up to the position of Acting Head Boy for the summer term.  

Next up was to recruit four Deputies to make up the team.  Amreen and Imran were part of the interview panel and we are delighted to announce the appointments of Year 12 students Hlvin Abdulaziz, Sulman Arain, Mariam Khasiya and Ruqaiya Kasim.  Mr Radcliffe, Head of Year 13 said: “Amreen and Imran did a great job on the interview panel and I think we have a really strong group this year who will do excellent work as a Student Leadership Team.”

This week, Amreen and Imran met with the Headteacher after she invited them to meet and talk about their priorities for the year.  Miss Mander asked them about their experiences to date in student leadership.  Amreen talked about how she stepped up to help lead the Rafiki Chain Appeal last year.  She said: “There were some mistakes made lsat year and we had to work together to make the best possible appeal - we raised more than £1800., We want to learn from last year and make this year even better.”  

Imran spoke of how his experience to date will stand him in good stead as Head Boy: “I know I can make a success of this following my time as Acting Head Boy last year.  We all want to make a positive impact and my experience to date gave me the motivation to apply this year.”  He added “Our key goal is to ensure every student has a voice and we also plan to raise more money for charities such as the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and Free the Children.  We want to work more efficiently and implement change.”

They also discussed the importance of balancing their role with their studies to ensure they can deliver great results in both.  

Miss Mander is keen to get the input of the Student Leadership Team as she looks to maximise the Sixth Form and develop a strong ethos by working with senior staff and students at Grange, as well as colleagues and students from the outstanding Oldham Sixth Form College.  She also offered the team a regular meeting to discuss the issues raised through the student council and an ‘open door’ policy so they can meet with her to discuss issues whenever they need to.  

We wish the team well and will bring you news about their activities throughout the year.