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Student Leadership

Student Leadership Team

Our Student Leadership Team ensures our students have a vote and a say on the real issues in the school. The students are overseen by our Year 11 and Sixth Form Leadership Mentors making it a real student lead responsibility.

Prefects (purple tie)

Becoming a Prefect is one of the highest student leadership positions within Northampton Academy. Prefects are selected after going through a rigorous application process which is open to Year 10 students only. Prefects are appointed following applications and interviews with the Vice Principal and are recognised by their purple ties.

Prefects have a range of responsibilities ranging from assisting with lunchtime duty, supporting at key events throughout the year and mentoring other students within the school. They help to support positive behaviour around the school and are seen as role models in their everyday interactions.

Our Prefect Charter is available to view and download here >>>

The Director of Key Stage 4 coordinates the Prefects and holds regular meetings with them.

Within the Student leadership team there are four areas of responsibility:

Student Voice (red tie):

These students control the school newsletter and conduct student surveys. They meet termly with a Mr Clyne to discuss real issues and find real solutions.

Wellbeing Ambassadors (blue tie):

Wellbeing Ambassadors work to support their fellow students needs. They work to promote positive mental health by offering ‘mindful’ lunch time drop-in sessions and offering mindful activities.

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (gold tie):

You can always find an Anti-bullying Ambassador nearby. They are on duty every break and lunch time, patrolling the courtyard. If there is ever an issue with bullying the Anti-bullying Ambassadors are trained to spot, report and support.  

Community Action Committee (green tie):

The social action committee works hard to support social action, locally, nationally, and internationally. They organise fund raising and awareness events throughout the year.

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.

Library Leaders (Years 7-13)

Library leaders are an integral part of keeping our library running. They undertake systems training and work towards awards and qualifications. They meet weekly to discuss how to promote reading and literacy around school.

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.

Ofsted Investors in People School Sport Partnership


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