Student Governors

We have three Student Governors and three Student Ambassadors.

These students were elected by fellow students throughout the college. They play a prominent role and provide a channel for student voice across the college.

Kathryn Jackson – Student Governor

Being a Student Governor this year will allow me to contribute to the diverse and welcoming environment that I have experienced during my time at Beauchamp so far. Through representing the opinion of the student body about how this college can provide a comfortable experience, both in and out of the classroom, I think that we as a team can implement positive changes, which will make school a better place for all.  

As a Student Governor, I hope to establish a mentoring programme between the Sixth Form and younger pupils. I know from personal experience that having an older student to ask for advice can build confidence and make the transition into a new phase of education less daunting. I would like to implement this in two different ways, by having a Year 7 mentoring scheme, which would focus on wellbeing and organisation as new students arrive at college, and by having Sixth Form subject representatives, who can answer questions from GCSE students about studying their subject at A level.  

I also aim to implement more financial and political education within the school environment, as I believe that gaining these skills within college would help with the transition into independence both during time at college and as Sixth Form students leave to go to further education or employment. Many young people do not feel confident in their financial or political literacy and as a college we could address these concerns to build confidence around subjects which are not taught as part of an examined subject. 

I am honoured to have been given this opportunity and I hope to make positive change for as many students as possible while in this position as a Student Governor.

Jagdeep Bajaj – Student Governor

In a society in which there are multiple voices and different outlooks on different issues, it is important that all perspectives are heard, most importantly within the school environment in order to maintain a positive attitude. I aim to become the bridge between the students and college leaders, to ensure a well-represented student body.

In order to do this, I have devised two initiatives; firstly, I aim to improve the selection of food on offer, especially the selection of vegetarian options. I believe it’s important to promote a well-balanced diet within the school and this can be done by introducing a wider range of balanced meals that are accessible to students here at Beauchamp.

Secondly, I would love to work towards spreading awareness on current political issues, seeing as some years are approaching an age in which voting participation is legal. Alongside this, I think it would be great to educate all years on a range of daily financial skills that will be useful during their current and further education, beyond Beauchamp in their adult lives. 

I hope that by working towards these goals, we can cultivate a positive environment in which everyone’s voices are heard.

Zayan Hussein – Student Governor

I took on this role to ensure that the future direction and needs of students will be met as Beauchamp’s profit is only measured in the positive outcomes of its students. I am an experienced, open-minded, and distinct individual that has a keen interest to give something back to Beauchamp College in addition to helping students at an important time in their lives, providing an external view and prospective for school leaders.

I have acknowledged and identified two keyways in which we can improve and guarantee that students get the most out of their education both academically, as well as, through ‘day-to-day’ life at Beauchamp College:

  • I propose that the current achievement system will be amended for students to go the ‘extra mile’ to achieve reward points. The school must rightfully acknowledge the unnoticed, high achieving students, who already work hard. A well-structured reward system along with worth-while and appropriate rewards will not only give a better incentive, for students, but also a value to these points and the activities that go with them.
  • I also want to develop the excellent Careers Service by starting a campaign to develop a series of workers awards to allow our students to display that they have more at the end of their time at Beauchamp College than just their GCSEs/ A-Levels; and giving opportunities for students to give back to the local community and small businesses in Oadby.

All my proposals are targeted towards the interests of the entire student body and improving the college community in all its aspects, not only academic. I look forward to working with the Student Executive Team and I am grateful that I will be a running part of it.

Ellie Pickford – Student Ambassador

As a student ambassador, I hope to make Beauchamp a positive learning environment that will help students with whatever and wherever they choose to go with their future.

Firstly, I hope to improve the mental health services within school so that all students have access to mental health help in many different forms to make their schooling lives as positive and joyful as possible. Although one of the most important aspects of school is receiving the grades which allow students to move on to the next stages of their lives, school days should also be positive life experiences which students can reflect happily upon. This can only happen if a student’s mental health is taken care of.

My next point is to raise awareness on discrimination and prejudice within society in an attempt to create an open environment within Beauchamp where everybody feels welcome. I hope to create presentations within form time to raise awareness of events to prevent homophobia, sexism and racism.

Finally, Beauchamp is the final destination before university or full-time employment. Therefore, it is important that we teach our students key life skills like how to pay taxes and how to apply to university in order to prepare them for their next stages in life.

I am grateful for this opportunity to represent the students at Beauchamp and I hope to make a positive impact on the school.

Georgia Tyrili – Student Ambassador

I am very pleased to be one of the student ambassadors of Beauchamp and my main role is to help students aim for a more positive and overall healthy lifestyle.

The importance of mental health is a concept that is well emphasised and schools make sure that teachers are there to support students with any issue, and when needed they also involve parents in the school environment.

In this school community, the problems that poor mental health can cause is recognised, and a lot of work has been put in identifying the different steps that need to be taken against such problems. I think it would be very beneficial to have our own school psychologist, so that schools can the opportunity to talk to a professional who will be able to advice and guide each student appropriately. In addition to this, a professional therapist/psychologist might make it easier for students to open up and talk about their issues and struggles and would be an extra set of ears. Sometimes all a person needs is a good listener.

Another change that I would like to implement in this school is organising optional extra classes after school for different subjects where students can catch up with class work and ask their teachers any questions.

Lastly, I find it really important to plan more year group school trips. I fully understand that the pandemic has made the situations quite hard to do this, however we could arrange separate trips with smaller number of people and to go places at a shorter distance etc. Trips would enable students to supplement their academic studies and learn in different ways.

Hawwa Makda – Student Ambassador

I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a voice for my fellow peers and students at Beauchamp College and to make a difference in not only the college environment but also the wider community. As a student ambassador, I hope to showcase the college and its merits, and I am committed to bringing a positive change to the Beauchamp College experience.

One of my aims is to make our college more eco-friendly to reduce our carbon footprint by minimising the usage of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials. Also, increasing the amount of flora within college grounds will allow us to promote biodiversity and a healthier ecosystem. By supporting the college with this, we can look forward to a greener and more sustainable environment.
I would like to further educate myself and others by providing regular initiatives to highlight the stigmas and challenges faced by people of colour and minority backgrounds. I aim to raise funds for charities that are involved in supporting minority and oppressed groups. 

I also wish to promote body positivity and authentic representation within college by organising presentations and workshops to empower the art of self-love and provide advice on how to use social media in a healthy way.
I look forward to working in a team with the student executives and I hope to be a face to represent the college and the development opportunities available.