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Announcing the New Student Leadership Team

Sixth Form

31 March 2023

This week we were delighted to announce the Senior School Student Leadership Team for the academic year 2022-23. Let us give you an introduction as Keera picks up the Head Girl baton from Sana, and Ruby and Simran take up the roles of Deputy Head Girls from Jiaying and Abigail.

Keera started her EHS journey in Westbourne in Nursery and now as a student in Year 12 studies History, English Literature and Religious Studies. She remembers very clearly the time when she, then a pupil in Year 7, listened to the Head Girl speeches in the Octagon but never imagined that she would one day be standing there in the same position.

Ruby joined the school as a pupil in Year 7. She is studying A Levels in English Literature, Psychology and DT Textiles. She is passionate about fashion and, amongst other priorities, hopes to enhance the status of the creative arts in school through her role as Deputy Head Girl.

Simran, an EHS pupil since Westbourne, is studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and already has her sights on a career in dentistry. She sees the multicultural pupil population of EHS as a real strength of the school and is particularly interested in celebrating this diversity.

The students were elected to the leadership team following a rigorous selection process that included being interviewed by the current student leadership team and a panel of teaching staff, before participating in various scenario exercises to test their teamwork and leadership skills. 

All three students delivered their final speeches with poise and confidence with no sign of the nerves they say they felt: “We were all so nervous beforehand, it was really difficult to concentrate on the speeches of the other girls!”

The leadership team acts as a conduit between staff and the student body, representing the pupils, implementing new ideas and representing the School on many occasions throughout the year. “EHS has given us all leadership skills and lots of opportunities,” said Keera, continuing, “For me, amongst other things, my inter-house debating competitions and interacting with all ages have been really useful.”

Indeed, the students’ time at EHS has proven invaluable training for their new roles. All the girls already fulfil pivotal, visible roles in school holding various positions of responsibility as scholars, front of house representatives, musicians, House representatives, debating captains, various co-curricular club leads and LAMDA public-speakers. 

The girls are already focusing on what issues to tackle first, hoping to implement a new suggestion box idea as soon as possible and working to expand the choice of music genre in the Friday Music Assemblies.

The students officially take up their positions in May, knowing that they have big shoes to fill: “This year’s team has been brilliant,” said Keera, “and we hope to be able to match the impact they have made in the positions. We can’t wait to get started.”

Everyone at Edgbaston High School wishes the girls success for their exciting and enjoyable year ahead.

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