Hello, my name is Katie and I am so excited to be the Head Girl at Moulton School. I’m looking forward to seeing how myself and the prefects will change the school for the better.
Since Year 7 I have been involved with the Student Leadership Team and, in Year 11, I was selected as one of the Head Teacher’s Ambassadors where I was able to attend Open Evenings, create informative videos for different years, and go to primary schools to give the students an insight into what it’s like at Moulton. This demonstrates the importance of our Student Leadership Programme as it has allowed me and many others to have a voice in our school, and have an active role in developing areas that need improvement. Also, most importantly, it has enabled us to give our own opinions about how we think the school should be run. Aside from this, Moulton has provided the perfect environment for me to grow as a person, and it has shaped me into who I am today along with the guidance of the fantastic members of staff who have always been there to support and advise me.
Despite having a different last few years due to COVID, the school has adapted in many ways to deal with the changes everyone has faced by becoming flexible and even more understanding. I think that learning through online lessons and everyone’s ability to return to some sense of normality, provides evidence that we, as part of the community at Moulton, are determined to persevere no matter the circumstances which is key to acknowledge especially through the tough times that many are still facing. Even though our year had to transition to sixth form during this period, those within the school made the process as smooth as it could be considering how big the jump is from main school. Despite the challenges, the majority of students settled in quickly, but to ensure everyone feels comfortable for future years, I hope to set up a ‘Q&A’ style session with younger pupils who wish to move up to sixth form, so they have the chance to ask any questions they would like in order to reduce the stress that naturally accompanies this change. However, the staff in particular have made the transition for me so easy and the integration into sixth form has allowed me to become more independent and improve important skills which will aid me for university.
Using my experiences both inside and outside of school, I aim to strengthen the community we already have at Moulton, with one of my objectives being to encourage sixth formers to get more involved with main school and the Hub. This is something that I have already started by attending the Gardening Club after school on Tuesdays, and by meeting with Mrs Price to set up certain days where sixth formers will help out at the Hub at lunch. Also, another success has been the Books2Africa campaign, which the Senior Prefects organised for World Book Day, where hundreds of books were collected from main school students. Additionally, another focus of mine is mental health, as I understand how important this is particularly for pupils who may feel pressured by the high standards that may be set for them. I want to make this a priority because it is becoming an increasing problem which has worsened as a result of the pandemic, and therefore is a key issue to address. I hope to do this with my plan for a smoother transition to Year 12, and, by emphasising the importance of the problem through more clubs and activities.
Working towards improving these areas and resolving other key issues will be my main aim as Head Girl, and I look forward to having the chance to work with those around me to achieve this.