Meet the team!
We are pleased to announce our head boy, girl and deputies as Joshua, Lucy, Bradley and Faith. Below are statements from the team. Pictured alongside Mr Fitzgibbon and the team are Steve Cato and Chris Birchall from Port Vale who presented students with shirts. The academy is working alongside Port Vale with a mentorship programme focusing on attendance and achievement.
Joshua, Head Boy
I am looking forward to bringing about positive change and implementing new initiatives which improves the running of our Academy. I would also like to represent student voice within my role when I receive feedback from fellow students.
I would describe myself as a hard-worker with a limitless ambition that takes up every opportunity- this is proven by the array of badges on my lapel which I think is getting too small for them. I also love leading and pushing people, hence why I am in this role.
I would like students to view my role as one that they can look up to and follow. To have them achieve as much as possible with their own ambition and to see how anyone can do what they put their mind to. I would also like to be seen as an approachable person who they can come to if they have ideas for new initiatives. However, most importantly, I want to be seen as someone who is just like them.
Lucy, Head Girl
In my role of Head Girl, I am looking forward to rejuvenating and enhancing the student voice to make sure my peers have as many opportunities as possible to suggest ideas and improve the quality of education within OHA.
I would describe myself as dedicated, resilient, and approachable. When attending Taekwondo classes, I find myself teaching the little ones ‘the moves’, no matter how long it takes!
In this role, I would like students to feel like they can approach me and trust that I will accurately represent their views.
Bradley, Deputy Head Boy
In my role as Deputy Head Boy, I am looking forward to attempting to make a cleaner environment, meaning less rubbish around the Academy, especially at dinner times. This is extremely important to me as I believe that it is crucial that students take responsibility for their own rubbish, and not leave it to our staff. I am also looking forward to meeting and building relationships with new people, as well as existing members of staff in our Academy.
I am extremely approachable, friendly and competitive. I am quite funny, however I’m sure that many of my peers and teachers will disagree with that. I love to talk to people, especially about things in which I am very passionate about, and make sure that any conversation or debate isn’t over until I have won. I am also extremely confident, and I am rarely ever seen without a smile.
I want students, especially the younger students, to see me as an inspiration to them, that they shouldn’t be giving up when things may happen to get difficult, and to always be confident and to spread positivity.
Faith, Deputy Head Girl
I am looking forward to a higher position within OHA and supporting the students to help them improve at the Academy. I am also looking forward to being able to help students and teachers whenever they need assistance.
I believe I am a confident, outgoing person who could help out whenever people need assistance. I have excellent leadership skills and I can work well with anyone in any type of environment.
I would love for my peers to see me as a strong, hardworking role model in the Academy. I want them to look up to me and to see me as someone they can turn to if an issue occurs. Furthermore, I want them to see me as someone who is able to represent their opinion as a whole and to gain their trust and respect. I want to be seen as down to earth and respectful so that my peers feel like they can come to me when they need to. I would also like to showcase our Academy values.