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Students Head To The Polls

Election fever is set to hit the Academy this week as students put themselves forward to join the School Forum and Senate.

The Forum elections will take place across all year groups from Monday to Friday and by the end of the week the students who will represent their tutor groups will have been decided.

Two Forum representatives from each year will then be elected to go forward to sit on the award winning Academy Senate.

Vice Principal Sarah Ashby said: "We are looking for students who want to become role models for the rest of their year.

"The candidates must be well organised, good communicators and of course have an interest in making a difference to the lives of others.

"As a Forum and Senate members the students can have a real say in how they and their peers are educated."

The Key Stage 3 elections will be staged in the BHE faculty and the Key Stage 4 elections will take place during tutor time.

Students propose themselves and after being given an election team they will compose and present a manifesto to their classmates. A vote will then take place to find the forum members.

Each tutor group will return two Forum members and these students will attend the termly Forum meetings. The first Forum meetings will start from October 12.

The Forum and Senate system has become a well established feature of  Academy Life.

Last Academic year the Senate was instrumental in a number of initiatives, from the introduction of water fountains in the sports changing rooms to introducing more session three clubs and organising charity days.

The Senate was so successful that it is being used as a model by other schools in the area and is the only school council in the county to have been awarded the county council's School Council Platinum Award.