Each year, approximately 25 students across Years 7-11 are democratically elected onto the Student Executive by their peers.  The process that students go through provide them with an understanding of democracy and preparing a manifesto mimics parts of real life election processes.  Students elected attend regular meetings every term to discuss issues from their form such as: the school facilities, lessons, uniform and rewards. These ideas are voiced using the eSchools platform and are taken to School Council meetings and SLT meetings, so every student’s voice and opinions are taken into account.

Ours is a council of action.  Over the past year or so, students have been involved in:

  • developing the new menus for the school kitchen;
  • helping to design and promote building work such as the new Year 9, 10 and 11 social spaces;
  • planning the September Fair.

To make our Student Executive truly effective we need lots of ideas, enthusiasm, and perseverance. It’s something students at The Morley Academy have excelled at and they feel the Student Executive is a valuable forum which allows them to raise ideas and campaign for what is important.

Student Voice

At The Morley Academy we are passionate about giving our students a voice and an opinion about how the academy is run.

The Student Voice have actioned numerous successful projects and fundraising activities over the past few years. For example, in the last academic year students were involved in developing the new menus for the school kitchen resulting in some exciting new menu choices. They were also involved in helping to design and promote building work such as the new Year 9, 10 and 11 social spaces as well as the hugely successful September Fair.

Each year students across the academy students are involved in the National Takeover Challenge. The challenge is a day in which students take over the role of a teacher learning about the world of work. The Student Executive are heavily involved in this process as they read through the student applications forms and assign students to teachers.

The Student Executive played an integral part in securing the Investors in Pupils Award in 2014 for a second time, an award that we are proud to have been reaccredited with. The Investors in Pupils Award recognises that the students at The Morley Academy have a voice and play an active role in the day-to-day decisions made within the academy. The award has to be reaccredited every three years so the Student Executive work hard on upholding the principle of IIP each year.

The student body regularly attracts attention from politicians. Recently the inspiring letters of our Year 7 and Year 8 students to Andrea Jenkyns regarding the tragic murder of Jo Cox resulted in Andrea hosting an assembly in which she debated, with students, issues affecting the local community.

To make our Student Executive truly effective we need lots of ideas, enthusiasm, and perseverance. It’s something students at The Morley Academy have excelled at and they feel the Student Executive is a valuable forum which allows them to raise ideas and campaign for what is important.

National Takeover Day

This is a day in which students learn about the world of work by ‘taking over’ the role of a teacher.  The Student Executive is heavily involved in this, as they read through the student applications forms and assign students to teachers.

Investors in Pupils Award 2014

The Student Executive played an integral part in securing the Investors in Pupils Award in 2014, for a second time.  The Investors in Pupils Award recognises that the students at The Morley Academy have a voice and play an active role in the day-to-day decisions made within the academy. The award has to be reaccredited every three years so the Student Executive work hard on upholding the principle of IIP each year.

The student body regularly attracts attention from politicians. Recently the inspiring letters of our Year 7 and Year 8 students to Andrea Jenkyns regarding the tragic murder of Jo Cox resulted in Andrea hosting an assembly in which she debated, with students, issues affecting the local community.

World Class Schools Quality mark

World Class Schools is an award in which a school is recognised as ‘Beyond Outstanding’. It is the calibre of the student which proves the calibre of the school. If the school is truly World Class then the students will be able to own and demonstrate World Class qualities.

A World Class student:

  • Is highly literate scientifically, mathematically, technologically and culturally.
  • Consistently out-performs students from similar contexts, and is committed to continually improving their performance.
  • Is an excellent learner, dedicated to life- long learning
  • Is a compelling candidate in their field for higher education and/or employment, being globally aware, confident and prepared for life in an international environment

In December 2016, The Morley Academy’s students were recognised as being World Class as they demonstrated and evidenced, through a 2 month programme that they are competent in all of the above skills.

To find out more about the World Class Schools Quality Mark process that students completed, please download our WCSQM Booklet below.

Download the WCSQM Booklet