Please accept this letter as my expression of interest for the position of Head Girl, commencing September 2013. In structuring my response, and pondering on exactly what to say, I found myself asking three questions; What is the role of Head Girl? What would being Head Girl mean to me? Why am I the right girl?
What is the role of Head Girl?
The role of a Head Girl is without question one of great importance, playing a critical role, internally and externally; internally, not someone of greater importance than the rest of the Sixth Form, but someone with the ability to work effectively within a team and yet still demonstrate leadership. The role of the Head Girl requires the ability to inspire those around you, whilst equally being motivated yourself to create a calm, comfortable and memorable environment for what can be an extremely stressful final year. Equally internally, the role goes beyond the sixth form, spanning the rest of the school; listening, supporting and most significantly giving equal importance to every student whether they be a new starter in year 7 or a year 9 trying to understand and decide what options they should choose.
Externally, the role supports the reputation of the school, given the political picture with Academy schools this is key and I see this role supporting you and the other teachers in developing our reputation.
What would being Head Girl mean to me?
First and foremost I recognise the significant and demanding nature of this role. Having spoken to teachers and current members the Head Girl team, I am excited by the challenge the role presents and cannot think of a more rewarding way to conclude my final year at _____ I have never been one to cower from a challenge, for example taking on Music as a GCSE subject when it wasn’t naturally one of my strengths. I will embrace this role and provide a valued interface between the teachers and...