St John Plessington Catholic College

Junior Leadership Team

Junior Leadership at SJP

At SJP, we believe that offering genuine leadership opportunities can help build a stronger school community and empower students. These activities contribute to the sense of pride students feel about their school and enable them to develop leadership skills in preparation for life beyond SJP.

Many student leadership opportunities focus on improving the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom. There is a huge range of opportunities for students to become leaders, represent their peers and contribute to the school community as you can see in the structure below:

UNICEF Rights Respecting School

Lead Ambassadors Behaviour and Inclusion
Lead Ambassadors for Fundraising
Lead Ambassadors for Wellbeing
Lead Ambassadors for Sport
Lead Ambassadors for Anti-Bullying
Lead Ambassador - Eco
Climate Change
Bio diversity
Lead Ambassadors for Student Voice
Lead Ambassadors for Creativity & Culture
Lead Ambassadors for Learning
Staff Leads
M Jefferson
M.Grant Miller
L Mackie
C Obermuller
N McEwan
A Davidson
A Graham
J Hoey
A McGagh
Year 13
Imogen Fisher
Lauren Blythe-Corkhill
Daniel Larway
Melissa Weston
Harry Loach
Godwin Biju
Samuel Hanley
Tiffany Smith
Shea Wilson
Addy Sabuji
Josh Diel
Ethan Hughes
Charlie Hawkins
Year 12
Grace Agrellis
Critsa Grimpson
Jessica Wallace
Luca Gunning
Rosie McGinn
Ella Coathup
Lilly Banks
Denzel Matibiri
Anabelle Hughes-Ikpoh
Libby Jones
Amelia Lonsdale
Alex Davies
Adam Birnie
Alane Elsa Anil
Daniel Edge
Bridget Gallagher
Hannah Adonis
Freddie Jackson Twist
Year 11
Critsa Grimpson
Jacob Hall
Seren Paling
Ellie Herbert
Ansmaria Shijoy
Lewis Redmond
Leah Rooney
Cael Johnston
Emily Chadwick
Jacob Hughes
Faith Oswald
Connor Thomas
Giuliana Frigo
Daniel Weedall
Year 10
Harry Wooten
Bithiah Alwin-George
Andrew Sarson
Sienna Braimo
William Morris
Sheyla Diaz Baez
Liz Mary Joseph
Jack Lally
Ava Welsman
Keyla Langat
Jeseca Clata
Isabelle Hewitt
Year 9
Sienna Braimo
Charlotte Freaney
Michael Kinealy
Evie Gelling Reynolds
Margaret Lloyd
Harry Jones
Amy Blythe Corkhill
Amelie Stirrett
Mya Dutton
Grace Brewer
Phoebe Willis-Johnson
Gabriella Hyde
Dominic Gallagher
Rahavi Savarasa
Sammy Armitage
Summer Hemmingway
Hannah Mazier
Year 8
Stephen Lucas
Grace Hayden
Lily-Rose O'Reilly
Alisha Maylor
Megan Byrne
Jayden Boyd
Eden Sabastian
Harry Barnett
Jayne Dunne
Paige Wallace
Huw Maddox
Sammy Trueman
Jasmine Morgan
Ailenn Anil
Nehal Usha (Anip)
Aine Maddox
May Leeson
Sophie James
Charlotte Creevy
Year 7
Lois Bromley
Joe McQuade
Holly Duncan
Eyad Salim
Daniel McGee
Jacob Clyne
Alex Cornett
Lucia-Skye Rudd
Ksawery Wozniok
Saffron Hulme
Freya Foy
Isabella Adonis
Jack Price

Student Council  
Every year, representatives from each tutor group in the school are elected by their peers to form the Year Group Student Council which is organised by the Junior Leadership Team. The student council liaises between tutors and students on issues particular to their year group and beyond, and work together to find solutions, The Junior Leadership Team also meets with the school governors to discuss their role and responsibilities.  

Junior Leadership Team (JLT)
For September 2021, we have moved away from the structure of head boy and head girl to a more inclusive model reflective of the organisations that our young people will be working in and leading.

Students in Y12 apply for the position of Chair and Vice Chair of the JLT and they are also encouraged to express interest in other positions within the team. Each applicant takes part in a demanding selection process and the successful candidates come together to form the Junior Leadership Team (JLT) led by the Chair and Vice Chair. The JLT works alongside the Senior Leadership Team to ensure students are well-represented in whole-school decisions. In conjunction with the student council, the JLT ensures students regularly have the chance to share their opinions about school life, and also receive feedback about changes that have been made as a result of their input.