At Ormiston Chadwick Academy we are proud of all our students and value their ideas and opinions.
Student leadership at OCA provides students with the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on school life, whilst developing their oracy skills and leadership skills.
Student leaders form an integral part of the student voice process here at OCA and regularly meet with our senior leadership team to share their ideas and voice their opinions. Our student leaders have had a positive impact on our school community and their contribution is valued by staff and students.
Our student leaders are responsible young citizens who are dedicated to their roles and model our OCA values.
This consists of two students who have been voted for by our students at school to represent OCA at the North regional meetings with other OAT schools. Enabling students to have a voice at a regional level and join in with important debates and issues that are close to our students’ hearts.
These two students then feedback student ideas to allow us, as an academy to implement new ideas that are important to all our young people.
Our student council consists of representatives from each year group. At the start of each academic year students complete an application process to join our student council. Demonstrating how they model our OCA values and sharing what they will bring to the role.
Our student council meet once a half term to discuss ideas from OAT North regional meetings but also to discuss topics raised from student voice. We will be looking at developing student wellbeing and mental health, bullying, social media, body image and healthy eating, as well as any other issues students wish to focus on. This will also run alongside charity events to allow us to raise money for local charities such as Widnes Foodbank.
As part of our student leadership team here at OCA, we also have House leaders for Sutton, Simmonds, Parry and Malala. The role of the student house leader is to support with school events that are due to take place, for example our Christmas Fayre.
We have a team of Year 10 reading leaders who provide reading support with our Year 7 students each Friday. This role involves supporting the younger students with their reading and acting as role models to our younger students.