Applying for head girl... could you tell me what you think?
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...
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