We provide our students with a range of opportunities to develop their leadership skills and the relevant qualities needed to motivate and inspire others.
We understand the importance of our students’ views and opinions and provide an opportunity for discussion on important issues through the Academy Student Council. Council members are elected by their classmates and Year Team Leaders.
The Council is represented by a range of students from different year groups (7-11) and Year 12s will soon be playing an important role of chairing the meetings to show leadership and role modelling to the younger students. The role of the Council members is to represent and consult with their peers over issues that arise at the weekly meetings and report back to their peers at least once a half term. Council members will also be bringing issues to full meetings, and discussions on teaching and learning will occur.
The aim is to ensure that every student is represented and kept informed of issues and decisions made by the students for the students.
Our current Council members are:
Balqis Ibrahim, Ben Stokes, Chloe Dopson, Daisy Reuter, Ella Leaman, Harry Fletcher, Harry Mitchell, Jessica Waller, Jihad Miah, Katie Edwards, Kimberley Thorne, Lacie Fisher, Lucy Jackson, Natalia Domanska, Niamh Shelley, Paris Msimanga, Pearl Aghedo, Teddy Chivers, Zac Stone, Harry Ward, Teigen Lewin-Hatten, Godwin Ankomah, Alice Daranijoh, Brandon Smith, Eunice Adenuga, Faith Lucas, Grace Brown, Jemma Keane, Kurtis Wright, Louie Milbourn, Maddison Brace, Max Smith, Megan Tennyson, Molly Heale, Neave Short, Rhiannon Chichi, Sedin Burzic, Stella Cherrington, Elle Mae Pyke, Noah Aghedo, Nathan Ajiboye, Enisa Burzic, Olimpia Grubinska, Aaron Guest, Jeet Kaur, Alexia Mahlangu, Sofie Mills, Josh Moffat, Chichi Oder, Nadine O’Grady-Turrell, Kirtan Patel, Faith Uzoigue, Jessica Bee, Rachel Keaying, Grace Ankomah, Alby Edwards, Courtney Partridge, Elizabeth Daranijoh, Emma Burroughs, Gemma Halliday, Lilly Eaton, Oyin, Atobatele, Chavan Ratmayale, Sophie Brett, Sukhdev Dosanjh, Tomi Ajonbadi, Vanessa Mbaji, Emily Howard, Grace Holmes, Georgia Young, Grace Holden, Courtney Clarke, Riannah Morris.
Thurrock Youth Cabinet
Thurrock’s Youth Cabinet is a group of 11 to 19 year olds, who make Thurrock a better place for young people. The Cabinet was set up to give the young people of Thurrock a voice. Youth cabinet members meet on a monthly basis with councillors, council officers and other decision-makers to give their views on a wide range of topics; such as transport, curriculum, police and safety and careers to name just a few. Anyone can join the TYC but we have three representatives for The Ockendon Academy – Enisa Burzic, Chavan Ratnayake and Courtney Partridge.
These three students will play an important role within the Academy Student Council in feeding back key issues and gaining valuable views and opinions from students within our Academy.