Meet the 2018/19 Student Senior Leadership Team:
(click on a name below to view their profile)
Shiza (Head Girl)
Hi, my name is Shiza. I am one of the Head Girls and a house ambassador for Hepburn House. My focus this year is the cooperative and British values. I am very passionate about both cooperative and British values. My goal is to help everyone in KS3 achieve their cooperative value badges and guide them into achieving their badges. I want all students to be aware of the importance of the cooperative values and how each value can help them later in life.
Also, I want to ensure that students are aware of how having these badges will help them stand out when applying to colleges, as they are a very useful thing to have on your reference and each value shows a good trait about you. As Head Girl I want to be a good role model for all the students in our school and a great ambassador for the school; I want to show that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I want to ensure that every student is aware they can approach me on the corridor and ask me anything they like.
Aleena (Head Girl)
My name is Aleena and I’m one of the Head Girls and ambassadors for Hepburn House. My main focus will be centred on cultural awareness within the school. As we are such a culturally diverse school, I aim to make sure that all the students feel that their cultures are celebrated and made aware of. Within this, I will organise culture based events throughout the year, host competitions and make sure that significant cultural events are recognised.
I believe strongly that a school in which all students feel celebrated and equal will lead to a happier and more comfortable environment; making the school the best place for learning and progress to take place.
I also aim to have a key role in all student led events throughout the year and to make sure that all students become fully integrated into school life. I wish to become a role model for students, and inform students that despite the importance of academic capability, it is effort and willingness to participate that leads to success.
Deputy Head Girls
Tamsila (Deputy Head Girl)
These turbulent times are a challenge to the ethos of our great city, yet our school continues to maintain a positive environment through the promotion of our collective values and the various facilities available to support struggling students. My name is Tamsila and I am Deputy Head Girl at Whalley Range High School. I truly believe that our school aims to facilitate students as much as possible, despite this, my main focus is going to be on mental health. As your peer, I am no stranger to the stress of student life. As a result, I want to ensure that our school does as much as possible to ensure that every student is healthy and happy. One’s mental health is of upmost importance and, due to this, I will be working to ensure that no student’s mental health deteriorates.
Mental health is a growing concern amongst people of all ages, this emphasises the importance of being aware of the various mental health issues one can face in their lifetime. By providing students with the relevant information, I believe that we can collectively work towards reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
As mental health awareness is such a large topic, I believe that I can actively work to benefit various different groups and, ultimately, have a bigger impact on student life. In order to do this, I will ensure that I implement as many themes as possible into my plans.
I will also aim to focus on improving behaviour around school as I truly believe it links to my overall focus of mental health, as a student whose own behaviour has improved significantly over the past two years, I believe that I can help other students in a similar situation. I want all students to have access to the same level of support that I did, as without it, I would not be where I am today. I believe that I can provide students with that level of support and use my elevated position to bring in to their knowledge that, in all situations, they have a choice. Thus enabling them to choose the right path and make good moral decisions.
Additionally, my underlying theme will be one of empowerment; whether this is achieved through raising mental health awareness or improving certain aspects of school life, I want to empower the young women at our school to truly embody our moral beliefs and values and become the next generation of leaders.
Morgan (Deputy Head Girl)
My name is Morgan and I’m one of the Deputy Head Girls at Whalley Range High School. My main focus this year will be bases around inter-house events. My aim is to make sure that every student here at Whalley range feels welcome to join in and attend any inter-house activities. By this, I want to show how willingness to participate in these event can lead to gaining points for your house towards the end of the school year. I will also be helping, alongside Shaniel, to help create a ‘girl power group’ to anyone who feels passionate about gender inequality.
Lastly, I want to make sure students from all years are welcome to come to me for any help or even just to talk. I want to use my role as Deputy Head Girl as a role model to younger students within the school.
Winnie (Deputy Head Girl)
Hello, my name is Winnie. I am one of the Deputy Head Girl’s and a house ambassador for Parks House. My main focuses are careers and life skills. I want to ensure that students at school know the variety of pathways that they can go through when they leave school. This will help give students a clear understanding of what they want to pursue as a career in the future. I also want to help students to make the right choices and decisions that could impact their future. In my opinion, I believe that life skills are really important and can help prepare students for their future, whether it’s at work or socialising with friends.
As one of the Deputy Head Girls, my aspiration and goal is to act as a role model to my peers at school, as well as always being open to questions and to act as the student voice for my peers.
Haleema (Deputy Head Girl)
My name is Haleema. I am a Deputy Head Girl and a house ambassador for Parks House. My main priority this year is to promote political awareness and help students understand political events and topics in the wider world. Personally, I believe that it is important that we acknowledge current situations in our community as it is ultimately these decisions that affect our lives. It is essential we comprehend this so that we can have our say on these matters. In addition to this, I’d like to work on encouraging democracy around school and ensuring everyone is given a say. For example, this year we’ll be organising a politics club to help boost political discussions in school.
Besides this, I would like to use my role as Deputy Head Girl to act as a role model for others and create a comfortable environment for everyone. I would like you to know that you can approach me for anything and I would be happy to help. Finally, I would like to mention that it’s crucial we all stay motivated and optimistic, so we can all achieve a successful year.
Shaneil (Deputy Head Girl)
My name is Shaneil. I am one of the Deputy Head Girls and an ambassador for Franklin House. This year my main priority is gender inequality, as I believe this is a very important topic that should definitely be discussed throughout our school. Whalley Range represents lots of inspirational women and role models for us to follow, as our house names are all named after phenomenal historical women. The reason why I choose to focus on ‘gender inequality’ is that I believe young women should be empowered from a young age and taught that they can become whatever they desire to be. As equality for women still needs awareness, I’ve decided that the best way to have these discussions is to create a ‘Girl power group.’ This group will allow those who are passionate about gender inequality to come along and have conversations about different issues.
I hope this academic year is successful and I accomplish great things as Deputy Head Girl.