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 class mates and Year Team Leaders.
The Council is represented by a range of students from different year groups (7-10) 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:
Katie Howells, Thomas Perdicou, Olimpia Grubinska, Chidi Nwanza, Paige Kidd, Jay Edwards, Enisa Burzic, William Reilly, Precious Anarfi, Koby Yeboah, Georgia Madden, Keisan Rabey, Danielle Elliott, Jack Nicol, Melissa Arslan, Lenny Wicks, Megan Fresquez, Ronnie Young, Minidu Ratnayake, Megan Kelly, Courtney Partridge, Joseph Amoako-Atta, Sophie Brett, Ryan Cheeseman, Olivia Maynard, Michael Blandford, Charlie Crouchman, Billy Moore, Tasmia Ali, Jack May, Jessica Rogers, Toni Oyetunji, Rebecca Corcoran, Riannah Morris, Grace Holden, Courtney Clarke, Billy Brown, Emily Howard, Liam Waters, Dilyn Walsh, Grace Holmes, Josh Williams, Hannah Bourgone, Jessica Franks, Georgia Young, Miles Sawyer, Davidas Tenenis, Nadia Musah, Aisha Chaudhry, Stephen Sullivan, Connor Offord, James Leeds, Oliver Wilton, Bethany Lumbard, Jack Exley, Ellie Millar, Alex Devonport, Katie Winter & Trinity Nicholls.
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 two newly voted in representatives for The Ockendon Academy – Enisa Burzic and Chavan Ratnayake.
These two 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.