Meet our Student Leadership Team

Each year, approximately 20 students across Years 7-11 are democratically elected onto the Student Executive and Student Leadership Team by their peers. These students put themselves forward and go through an application process and join the team where maturity and pride is essential. The process that students go through provides them with an understanding of democracy and preparing their own manifesto mimics parts of real life election processes.

Students elected attend regular meetings both together as a team, and with the Senior Leadership Team, every term to discuss any issues and potential changes. The Student Leadership Team also play an active role in key events at the academy such as open evening and parent consultation evenings. Students are not only involved with these events but also play an integral part of recruitment of staff including student panel interviews and tours of the academy.

Osman

Head Boy

My Favourite lesson is Science because
I love to understand the world and how it works logically.

After leaving school I want to ...Read More

Osman

Head Boy

My Favourite lesson is Science because
I love to understand the world and how it works logically.

After leaving school I want to
Study all the Sciences at College.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The teachers – they are committed and enthusiastic.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Make a true difference to everyone’s life in Farnley.

Erin

Head Girl

My Favourite lesson is Geography because
I love learning about the world around me and the reasons for the way it is.

After leaving ...Read More

Erin

Head Girl

My Favourite lesson is Geography because
I love learning about the world around me and the reasons for the way it is.

After leaving school I want to
Continue into Post 16 education at Elliot Hudson College studying geography, maths, sociology and biology. I also want to take a gap year after college to go travelling.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The teachers – they are just so easy to get along with and teach us amazingly as well! Also, the amount of extra-curricular clubs available is definitely one of the best parts of this school.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Make sure everyone feels comfortable and are enjoying school and make sure our school is always improving.

Alyssa

Deputy Head girl

My Favourite lesson is Drama because
It allows me to be creative by devising performances and explore different drama techniques

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Alyssa

Deputy Head girl

My Favourite lesson is Drama because
It allows me to be creative by devising performances and explore different drama techniques

After leaving school I want to
Study Biology, Chemistry and Sociology or psychology at 6th form and then go into higher education at university.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The teachers, as they really care about their students and want them to do well and are willing to do anything in their power to help them achieve their goals.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Ensure I am an approachable figure for other students at The Farnley Academy so that they’re able to come to me whenever they want to voice anything.

Ben

Deputy Head Boy

My Favourite lesson is Interactive Media because
I enjoy the creative side and the designing side of my course work.

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Ben

Deputy Head Boy

My Favourite lesson is Interactive Media because
I enjoy the creative side and the designing side of my course work.

After leaving school I want to
Join the army foundation college in Harrogate and then join the army as a regular soldier.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
That every day is something new and if doesn’t get boring.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Improve daily life for students

Charlotte

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Performing Arts because
I enjoy practically being involved in lessons.

After leaving school I want to
Go to ...Read More

Charlotte

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Performing Arts because
I enjoy practically being involved in lessons.

After leaving school I want to
Go to college and study maths, accounting and photographic (media).

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
Socialising with my friends.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Improve student life at The Farnley Academy.

Harley

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Music because
I love to create and making things that other people like.

After leaving school I want to
...Read More

Harley

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Music because
I love to create and making things that other people like.

After leaving school I want to
Go into food retail, just for a while. After this I want to do something in Music.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The teachers. They can genuinely relate to students.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Improve upon other people’s experience.

Harrison

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Science because
It is very fun and so interesting. I am very good at it and I learn ...Read More

Harrison

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Science because
It is very fun and so interesting. I am very good at it and I learn something new constantly.

After leaving school I want to
Go to EHC to study Science or Law and Politics.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
I learn so much every day.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Make big improvements to the school.

Lily

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Science because
It’s very interesting and I would like to take it further in A-Levels.

After leaving school I ...Read More

Lily

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Science because
It’s very interesting and I would like to take it further in A-Levels.

After leaving school I want to
Go to college and do A-Levels. I want to do biology, chemistry and law. I want to do these A-levels because I want to be a paramedic.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
Having great teachers help me and encourage me to get me the grades I need.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Make sure students feel safe, encourage the spread of awareness about mental health.

Maisie

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Music because
It allows me to express my creativity

After leaving school I want to
Continue my education and ...Read More

Maisie

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Music because
It allows me to express my creativity

After leaving school I want to
Continue my education and try something completely different and study at Leeds College of building.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The school production. I can develop stronger relationships with teachers and it means I can be a part of something really fun and active.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Make everyday life better for the students with everyone’s ideas including my own.

Shamar

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Music because
It allows me to express my musical talents.

After leaving school I want to
Do photography in ...Read More

Shamar

Year 11 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Music because
It allows me to express my musical talents.

After leaving school I want to
Do photography in college at Elliott Hudson.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The great friends that I have met here.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Improve everyday life for students.

Hope

Year 10 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is _Drama__ because
I like being able to express emotions through performing arts.

After leaving school I want to
...Read More

Hope

Year 10 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is _Drama__ because
I like being able to express emotions through performing arts.

After leaving school I want to
Carry on in the drama industry and either teach drama of work in theatre.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
How all of the teachers around school are polite and greet you on a morning

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Make sure everyones views are shared.

Kayleigh

Year 10 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Drama because
I am able to express myself through performing

After leaving school I want to
Work with ...Read More

Kayleigh

Year 10 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Drama because
I am able to express myself through performing

After leaving school I want to
Work with children in some way. I am also thinking that I may want to be a social worker or working in charity in some way.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
the opportunities in lessons and after school I get.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Build on my confidence in taking assemblies and having a say on what is happening in my lessons

Daniel

Year 10 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is History because
It is a very interesting subject and the teachers are really enthusiastic.

After leaving school I want ...Read More

Daniel

Year 10 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is History because
It is a very interesting subject and the teachers are really enthusiastic.

After leaving school I want to
Go to college and then either Leeds of York university. After that I would like to be an author or a historian.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The amount of extra opportunities we get.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Make school more connected with the community.

Daisy

Year 10 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is PE & Health & Social because
I love sports and do every sport under the sun and Health ...Read More

Daisy

Year 10 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is PE & Health & Social because
I love sports and do every sport under the sun and Health & Social because I find it really interesting and the teacher is well nice.

After leaving school I want to
I want to be a teacher at a primary school, because I love working with kids and coach a lot of sport and will enjoy it and if you do a job you enjoy, you love working a day.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The people, everyone one is really nice even the teachers.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Show the students views on the rule or highlights things that others may not pick up on.

Charlie

Year 10 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is History because
It’s just something that really interests me.

After leaving school I want to
Climb up the ...Read More

Charlie

Year 10 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is History because
It’s just something that really interests me.

After leaving school I want to
Climb up the ranks of education and pursue a career in History, keeping my perspective open so I can do a lot with back up plans.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The teachers because they are all really hard working and honestly care for the students through they don’t always show it and we don’t always see it.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Speak for the public and voice the general opinion for our school community.

Louisa

Year 9 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Drama because
It gives me the opportunity to express my creativity in a dramatic and loud way

After leaving ...Read More

Louisa

Year 9 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Drama because
It gives me the opportunity to express my creativity in a dramatic and loud way

After leaving school I want to
Go to college and University for Drama and Psychology. I then want to get a teaching degree and become a Drama teacher.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
My teachers as they are all helpful and include everyone

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Help improve lessons so that it not only benefits students’ academic knowledge but life

Aisha

Year 9 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is French because
I get to learn about different cultures and languages.

After leaving school I want to
Do ...Read More

Aisha

Year 9 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is French because
I get to learn about different cultures and languages.

After leaving school I want to
Do something in medicine. I want to help others and improve health

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The teachers and the amazing knowledge they teach us.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Improve the school and make students more welcome to school that they feel confident and secure

Molly

Year 8 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is History because
I like learning about what events were made in the past that gave me my future.

After ...Read More

Molly

Year 8 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is History because
I like learning about what events were made in the past that gave me my future.

After leaving school I want to
Become an accountant because I love doing spreadsheets and Maths. I am also very organised.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
Seeing my friends during the break and lunch.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Improve the school to benefit the future generations of students and me.

Addison

Year 8 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Art because
I like creating drawings with lots of detail as it makes my work look amazing.

After leaving ...Read More

Addison

Year 8 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Art because
I like creating drawings with lots of detail as it makes my work look amazing.

After leaving school I want to
Join the RAF and become a pilot and fly a jet. I would like to do this to protect our country.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
That I am coming to be educated to be able to join the RAF and see all of my friends.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Create events to raise money for charity and also awards for 100% attendance students.

Lauren

Year 7 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Music because
I can convey how I feel by my singing or guitar playing.

After leaving school I want to ...Read More

Lauren

Year 7 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Music because
I can convey how I feel by my singing or guitar playing.

After leaving school I want to
Become a journalist as I love writing about films, TV or news going on around the world.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
Just being here. Farnley is my dream school and everyone is welcome no matter of role, faith or religion.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Help the school and students get their voices across like a student council.

Jae

Year 7 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Drama because
I am a very dramatic person and I think I can relate it to everything.

After leaving ...Read More

Jae

Year 7 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is Drama because
I am a very dramatic person and I think I can relate it to everything.

After leaving school I want to
Be a famous actor on TV.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
The staff and the 100% Attendance Club.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Make the school a happy and friendly place.

Evie

Year 7 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is PE because
I love sports and am good at it.

After leaving school I want to
...Read More

Evie

Year 7 Student Leader

My Favourite lesson is PE because
I love sports and am good at it.

After leaving school I want to
Do something related to sport.

My favourite thing about attending The Farnley Academy is:
Making new friends.

Whilst on the Student Leadership Team I want to:
Help people if they have any problems.