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.