This term, voting has taken place for LVS Oxford’s new Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl. Each position attracted a number of candidates. In the case of Head Boy and Head Girl, pupils from the Sixth Form were eligible to apply.
Each candidate visited the tutor groups to talk to pupils, outlining what they felt they could bring to the role. Following the canvassing, all LVS Oxford pupils were invited to vote and the pupils that received the most votes were Morgan Callaghan, who is in Year 14 and has been Head Boy previously, and Agnes Connolly, who is a Year 12 pupil and joined Sixth Form this September.
Lower school pupils were eligible to put themselves forward for the Deputy positions and candidates were asked to submit written statements to support their applications. The pupils who received the most votes for the Deputy positions were Mariah Clibbon and Liam Hambidge, who are both in Year 11.
Louisa Allison-Bergin, Head of School, said, “It has been great to see democracy in action here in school with candidates thinking hard about the qualities and skills they can bring to the roles and voters considering the presentations and statements carefully before making their decisions. I know Morgan, Agnes, Liam and Mariah will all do a fantastic job and I am really looking forward to working with them over the coming months.”
Speaking after her appointment, Head Girl Agnes commented, “I joined LVS Oxford in the last term of the 2017/18 school year when I was in Year 10. This school has helped with my anxiety and self-confidence, as well as my ability to make friends and attend school overall.”
“Being elected Head Girl has helped my confidence as I now know that people at the school believe that I will make a good Head Girl and will represent them well. I hope that in my role, I will correctly represent the wants and needs of the pupils and that I will grow further in confidence and self-belief to become a better person overall.”
“Some advice that I would give to a pupil about to join, or who has recently joined, LVS Oxford would be that as hard as it is, the staff and pupils really understand how much you might be struggling and want to help in any way that they can.”
“When I leave school my goal is to work in a social care background helping other autistic kids in CAMHS or a similar service.”
Head Boy Morgan added: “I am thankful for being voted in as Head Boy and I hope to make the people at LVS Oxford proud and to do the school justice.”
Some of the duties that the elected pupils will undertake include helping to show visitors around the school, supporting pupils who are new to the school, getting involved with school events, and working with our Student Council on projects that will enrich the culture of the school such as community involvement and introducing new environmental initiatives.