Do you have what it takes to be a Senior Student?

Ryburn Sixth Formers, apply here if you’d like to be a Senior Student, or get a paper form from Mrs Logan.

Deadline: Monday 23 September 2019

Name *
What groups or roles have you already been involved in at Ryburn?
Tick as many as you like. If you are new to Ryburn, please note what groups or roles you have held in your previous school.
In up to 250 words (about 5 paragraphs), explain: *what you would bring to the role *why you would like to do it. Make sure you read the job description and try to give evidence how you meet it. You can give examples from outside or inside school. Spend some time on this and try to give the best account you can. You could try reading it out to a friend, parent of form tutor for feedback.

Job Description -  Senior Student

Senior Students are important to Ryburn. You will be positive role models to all members of the school and community, building a team spirit and encouraging other students to get involved in school life. You also represent the voice of the students at a high level and can make a real difference.

As such you are expected to:

  • Consistently act as a positive role model

  • Be a good listener, taking time to understand students’ ideas and concerns in person and via the Voicebox so you can raise issues with decision makers on their behalf

  • Work as a team with the other students

  • Work closely with teachers on areas such as developing student leadership, or planning events or assemblies

  • Represent the school at important events throughout the year such as Sixth Form Open Evening, community lunch etc. This could include speaking, welcoming guests, supporting other activites etc.

  • Meet high standards of politeness, courtesy, dress, attendance and punctuality

  • Display high levels of organisation and commitment

  • Be proud of Ryburn Sixth and want to contribute to making it the best school it can be

  • Take part in relevant training.

These duties are shared across the leadership team, supporting and encouraging each other to develop our strengths. If there are some areas where you feel less comfortable, please don't be put off applying.

How will students be selected?

For all roles, students are invited to apply, either on the paper form or on the web form above. Applications must be submitted by Monday 23 September, and shortlisted students will be invited to an interview. Students will be chosen based on their interview and feedback from their teachers.