Sports Leaders (Year 7-11)
The Sports Leaders at Northampton Academy are a cohort of students who are passionate about sports and enjoy inspiring others to participate in physical activity and sport. Within the team we have a variety of skills and talents, all showing strong Respect, Determination and Ambition in what they do.
The Sports Leaders have trained in the SL-1 qualification which enables them to assist teaching staff in lessons, clubs and at sports events. Throughout the year the leaders have gained qualifications and experience in a wide variety of sports including golf and athletics - they have then utilised this experience to ‘lead’ primary school students in sports events and festivals both here at Northampton Academy and around the town (supporting the Northampton Town School Sports Partnership).
To be a strong sports leader requires enthusiasm, commitment and dedication, our team has this in droves and I feel very proud anytime they wear the Northampton Academy Leader T-Shirts.
Subject Leaders (Years 7-10)
Students have had the opportunity this term to apply to work in student subject teams across the school. All departments have had at least three applications from students across years 7-10. Students are going to have the opportunity to get involved with leading assemblies, designing displays, organising engaging learning environments, running clubs for other students and being involved in department competitions. Students will develop skills in leadership, teamwork, and collaboration.
Duke of Edinburgh (Year 9)
The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is run by an appointed member of staff. The scheme helps develop leadership through a programme of activities in four skill areas; physical activity, volunteering, developing a skill and an expedition. Students meet regularly with staff in school to review their progress towards completing the award and to prepare for the expedition section of the programme.