It can’t be usual for two youngsters from the same village to be selected as Head Boy & Head Girl but that is what has happened with Jamie Bowden and Hannah Woodgate assuming those roles at Stanway from September. Asked about the selection process the Assistant Head, Chris Johnson, said:
The process starts after Easter when all year 10 students are invited to apply for the position of prefect for the following year. Out of a cohort of 220 approximately 80 students are interviewed and prefects are selected by the Heads of House. From the 60 prefects selected, applications are invited in writing for the position of Head boy and Head girl. This year there was a particularly strong field of 20 girls and 12 boys who applied. These were then interviewed by the senior management team of the school and 4 boys and 4 girls were short listed for the final interviews with Mr Holder and Mr Bland next years’ Head teachers.
As you can see the process is extremely challenging and all students who apply are to be commended for their commitment to the school. The standard of applications this year was exceptional and some very difficult decisions had to be made. We would all like to congratulate both Hannah and Jamie on their appointments and wish them every success in carrying out their duties next year.
Well done both and we are sure you will do the village proud!