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.
STLT: Student Leadership Team
The students' version of Staff Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Three students from each year group will be elected.21 students in total will have a ‘seat at the table’. STLT will meet every week to debate and vote on real issues. STLT Leaders will be recognised by Burgundy Ties.
Interact (Year 7-13)
Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Interact lead the school in terms of raising awareness of local, national and international charity events. Students on this body ensure that all students are aware of National events like Children in Need, Red Nose Day or Sports Relief.
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.