Sixth form leadership
All Sixth Form students are seen as leaders in the Academy. Indeed, each student carries out duties and acts as a constant role-model to our younger pupils.
All year 13 students act as reading mentors to our younger pupils, spending 25 minutes each day developing teaching and leadership skills. Key students also lead in specialised areas such as sport, music, drama or in individual subjects. We also have key links within the local community where students are encouraged to volunteer at nursing homes, playgroups and businesses during enrichment time.
The Student Senate
Senior Prefects and The Student Senate Senior Prefects are students who express an interest in formal student leadership at Bolingbroke Academy in December of Year 12. They apply formally and are selected to carry out this important role on the basis of their application, their attitude and attainment in the Sixth Form. From the Senior Prefect team, the Sixth Form and all staff elect a Head of School (this can be a boy or girl), another Head Student and two Deputy Head Students. These are very important roles awarded to outstanding students who have a proven track record of exhibiting leadership and determination. This then becomes the Student Senate.
The Senate is required to carry out specific duties in order to support staff and pupils. They also work closely with the Pupil Panel to ensure community cohesion throughout the school. They attend KS3 and KS4 assembly, take key roles at whole school events and represent everything that is great about Bolingbroke. This prepares them and gives them a lasting confidence for the leadership roles we know they will adopt in society in later in life.
The House system ensures high levels of staff and pupil interaction as every member of the Academy including all support staff will be allocated to a House. Every child is allocated a ‘Civitas’ group and fall under the guidance of their Civitas tutor and Head of Year.
There are five Houses at Bolingbroke that reflect the unique identity of the Academy and offer the opportunity for pupils to actively shape the identity of their own house. The Houses were named by our founding pupils when the Academy opened in 2012, with Seacole being created in 2020 to make the groups even smaller.
The House system is the key conduit for information between the family and the Academy, allowing parents and carers to have clear lines of communication. Civitas tutors are the first port of call for any queries and concerns about the pupils in their group. By working with the pupils’ subject teachers they will gain a real view of each individual’s academic progress which will be fed back to parents and carers and the Pastoral Leadership team. Civitas tutors work in partnership with all those associated with their individual pupils to ensure that the child feels secure and supported with a clear understanding of the boundaries and routines.