Meet our Student Principal – Amber Allen

     

    Amber is studying Performing Arts, Film Studies and Psychology. She has been in the school since Year 9.

     

     

     

    Why did you want to become a Student Principal?

     

    I decided to apply for this role as it is my last year at All Saints Academy and I wanted to make a difference. Through the 4 years I have been at this school I have watched it develop into what is it today and I want to contribute as much as I can in the time I have left. By becoming student principal I have the ability to input mine and my peers ideas in a productive way.

     

    What does your role involve?

     

    Through this role I can be the voice of sixth form, working with the prefects and students we can collectively input ideas and suggestions on how we can improve the school. Using my experience and existing knowledge of the school I can represent the Academy and Sixth form at opening evening to parents and staff candidates.

     

    What are your personal strengths?

     

    I am a very motivated and confident individual. I strive to be well-organized and punctual constantly when it comes to my academic work. I believe I have strong leadership skills as well as team work skills as I am used to applying both these in the extracurricular clubs I run. These skills will be extremely beneficial and useful to my role as student principal.

     

    What do you see as the strengths of All Saints Academy?

     

    There are many strengths of All Saints Academy. Mostly I believe the facilities are phenomenal. For my A levels I have been studying Performing Arts and Film studies. We are very lucky to have amazing dance and drama studios available for these lessons as they are complete with lighting and mirrors! When it came to film studies we had access to the art room to create special effects and props as well as use to a whole room of macs we could use for editing. It made the course more exciting and easy.

     

    What has been the highlight of your time at All Saints Academy?

     

    The highlight of my time here has been the reward trips and enrichment days. Receiving trips like Thorpe Park and a London trip for a small cost is great as it keeps me motivated for the term. The trips I have attended with my year have all been fun and helps relieve stress!

     

    What are your plans and ambitions for the future?

     

    At the moment I am not entirely sure where my future will take me. I plan to take a gap year next year involving  volunteering  abroad  and  travelling. Afterwards  I  hope to  attend  university  or  find  an apprenticeship that will lead me into a career I will love and succeed in.

     

    As Student Principal, what kind of legacy would you like to leave at All Saints Academy?

     

    I really hope students see my role as beneficial and have noticed the changes we have influenced. I hope the students feel I have benefitted their education and made their time at All Saints Academy enjoyable.

     

     

     

     

    Meet Our Student Principal – Kaitlin Horton-Samuel

     

    Kaitlin is studying History, Psychology and English. She has been in the school since year 9.

     

     

     

    Why did you want to become a Student Principal?

     

    I wanted to become a Student Principal after realising there were so many more proactive things I could be doing with my time to help to improve school for myself and my peers, other than sitting and waiting for change to happen. I viewed the position as an opportunity to demonstrate my leadership and organizational skills, which will be invaluable to me in my future.

     

    What does your role involve?

     

    As Student Principal, my role is to gather feedback from Prefects and take this information to meetings, shaping our ideas for any improvements we can strive to make to the Academy and Sixth Form. I represent the Academy at events such as open evenings as well as giving tours to guests and prospective staff members, using my knowledge of and experience within the academy to inform others. I am also involved in Student Voice, through which I have participated in fundraising events and representing the Academy outside of a school setting.

     

    What are your personal strengths?

     

    I am an extremely conscientious and dedicated student, both in terms of my education and my role in the Academy. I am capable of organising and managing my work and responsibilities. Through my involvement in leading various clubs for students in the younger years, I have been able to develop my communication and leadership skills – skills which I am determined to apply to my role.

     

    What do you see as the strengths of All Saints Academy?

     

    Most importantly, I feel the staff at the Academy are particularly dedicated to supporting their students, allowing for a sense of understanding between staff and students within the Sixth Form especially. There is also a level of unity across the Academy that we didn’t have when I started, with students from across the years and staff being much more involved with each other, particularly through our House assemblies and competitions.

     

    What has been the highlight of your time at All Saints Academy?

     

    The highlight of my time at All Saints has definitely been my involvement in performing arts, particularly as I participated in leading roles in the school’s productions, such as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz and the Mad Hatter. Through this, I have been able to develop my confidence and adapt my skills in performing and delivering, which I believe I have been able to transfer across all of my subjects.

     

    What are your plans and ambitions for the future?

     

    In the future I am aiming to study psychology at degree level before embarking in a career as a counselling psychologist, specialising in dramatherapy. Through this, I hope to progress to developing a career that combines my two passions, psychology and drama, in a way that allows me to help young people.

     

    As Student Principal, what kind of legacy would you like to leave at All Saints Academy?

     

    I hope that my dedication and passion is evident to all those that see me around the Academy, and that my role allows me to make some lasting changes that will allow others to have the most positive education that they can possibly have.