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Student Leadership

Welcome from the Head Boy

I am filled with pride to introduce myself as Head Boy of Caister Academy. It is both an honour and a privilege to take on such a impactful role.

Our school is built on the solid foundation of four core values: ambition, opportunity, character, and community. These values aren't just words on a wall; they are the guiding principles that shape the very essence of our educational journey here.

At Caister, we believe that every single student has the potential for greatness. Our mantra, "every student, every subject," reminds us that regardless of where we start or where we aim to finish, we are all capable of achieving outstanding academic success. We hold ourselves to the highest standards because we know that excellence knows no age.

Our school isn't just about textbooks and classrooms; it's a place where opportunities are everywhere. Through our extensive range of after-school clubs, activities, and enriching trips, every student can explore their passions, discover new interests, and pursue them with enthusiasm. It's here that we truly find ourselves and our unique talents.

Education at Caister also extends beyond the classroom. We believe that when you leave our school, you should not only carry qualifications but also possess the skills necessary for a fulfilling life. Our school emphasises independence, resilience, and commitment, ensuring that each of us are well-equipped to overcome any challenges life throws our way. We foster leadership, teamwork, and self-reflection, encouraging all of us to work together and continuously strive for self-improvement.

Caister students are not just amazing individuals; we are a part of something much larger. We take immense pride in our school and our roots, nurturing a strong sense of service to our community and fostering a global perspective. We believe in giving back, in contributing positively to society, and in shaping the world around us.

As I look back on my four years at Caister Academy, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunities, friendships, and knowledge that this school has given me. I know that my final year here will be a culmination of all I've learnt and a launchpad for a bright future.

So, as the head boy, I want to extend my best wishes to each and every one of you here at Caister Academy. Embrace these values, seize every opportunity, and remember that you are part of a community that believes in you. Together, we will continue to learn, grow, and thrive, preparing ourselves for the incredible journey ahead.

William Swift-Stafford
Head Boy

Student Leadership

Student Leadership is an important part of our vision and commitment to students at Caister Academy. We have high aspirations for our students and believe that developing them as leaders plays a key role in community transformation and improving their life chances. 

We aim to give students the confidence and oracy skills needed to navigate themselves in elite spaces later in life, as well as the skills needed to lead, and promote positive change in their own communities. 

Our Student Leadership Team form an integral part of our Student Voice process and meet regularly with the academy Senior Leadership Team to effect real change in the school. We aim to make our Student Leadership Team diverse and representative of our student body.

Our team is made up of Senior Prefects, Students Ambassadors and Valued Voice Members who all have a role to play in being a voice for our student body, reviewing current practices and provoking change when needed across the academic year.

Our Senior Prefects are voted for by their peers and are given the opportunity and responsibility on leading on self-directed projects within the school as well as being important ambassadors for Caister Academy within the community.

As an academy, we will equip all students with the skills, abilities, attributes, and qualifications to pursue a fulfilling career, contribute positively to their communities and be active, global citizens.

Please see below for our Student Leadership Team structure: