At Melior Community Academy, we recognise the importance of developing the employability skills of our students. We provide a wide range of opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate their leadership skills in preparation for life beyond the Academy. We also value the thought and opinions of our students as key stakeholders, and ensure that Student Voice plays a significant part in our Academy. 

Form Captains and Vice Captains

Within each tutor group, two students are elected to represent their views on the student leadership team. StLT meetings take place once a half term. During StLT there is a standing agenda regarding several aspects of Academy life, including teaching & learning, student achievements and issues relating to the Academy environment. Form Captains and Vice Captains need to gain the opinions from their tutor groups so that they can represent their views appropriately. StLT meetings should not just be about their opinion, but that of the whole tutor group. After the meeting Form Captains and Vice Captains need to follow up by feeding back to the rest of their tutor group what was discussed.

In addition to these meetings, Form Captains and Vice Captains are expected to contribute in a wider role to their tutor group. For example, these students are asked to collect the register, help check equipment & uniform and some have even lead some student activities.

There are a variety of roles which may be undertaken as a Form Captains and Vice Captains including:

  • Taking assemblies
  • Assisting groups of students with their learning
  • Participating in the subject’s intervention programme
  • Supporting a faculty at school events such as Open Evening
  • Working in partner Primary Schools
  • Taking part in Student Voice meetings

The level of responsibility that is given to each student will depend on the age group or ability of the student. However, the aim is always to provide the opportunity to help a student develop and demonstrate leadership skills in a variety of ways.