All students in our sixth form are encouraged to become leaders as sixth formers.
The Head Team and Form Reps
Every November, pupils and students at St. Michael’s elect a Head Girl/Head Boy who will serve for a calendar year alongside his/her deputies. The Head Team acts as the highest representatives of the student body to teaching staff, SLT and the Governing Body. They chair the School Council, oversee the work of its committees and help to organise social and charity events in the school. The Head Team is ably supported by 28 Form Reps, two from each of the 14 forms in Key Stage 5, who are elected from within their form.
Serving the School Community
Sixth formers also serve the school community by running clubs for younger students. In recent years, this has included diverse organisations from the Gardening Club to the Gaming and Coding Club to running and editing the student magazine, ‘Purple Ink’.. The newest society run by sixth formers, The Feminist Society, is starting in October 2022 with female students in sixth form looking to inspire the future female leaders in society.
Sixth form students also act as Near-Peer Mentors for younger students, advising them on how to cope with a challenging workload and the pressures of exams. All Year 7 pupils will meet the sixth form ‘Guardian Angels’, former St. Michael’s ‘purples’ who look after the new pupils and help them settle in.
Serving the Wider Community
As part of the Year of Service, undertaken by all Year 12 students, a greater number of our sixth form students volunteer as helpers in our local care homes or as reading buddies in Frith Manor and Northside primary schools. Students are also encouraged to be active in their local communities and parishes.