Need help with applying for head boy Watch
So i think that because the school knows my grades - i shouldnt include the whole of my cv but how can i integrate things that im good at into the letter and how should i structure it.
How should it start? At some point i know i will have to say "I believe i should be appointed Head Boy because.... and i would do a good job because...." But other then that im not sure what to include.
Has anyone else had to write a letter to become head boy/girl? If so could they please help me - this means a lot to me and i would be very grateful.
I think a lot of people will end up writing the same style/content (simply listing skills), so you should make yourself stand out - you're applying for a leadership position! Good luck.
You could start by making a list of qualities/skills you think they'll be looking for. Eg. good public speaker, well-respected amongst your peers, hard-working, involved in school extracurriculars etc, able to deal with the heavy workload of head-boy... Then think of a couple of examples to show you have each quality. It's not enough to say you're good at something, you have to prove it by giving examples of times you've demonstrated that skill.
Another thing to think about: I was only made deputy head girl because they thought I was doing too many extra curricular bits to deal with the extra duties ontop, so if you also do loads of extra-curriculars, tell them that you're prepared to cut down on them to make time for your duties as head boy.
So what I'm saying is, be yourself in the application and let yourself shine by what you do, not what you write or say. The teachers can see how good you are themselves.
I need to be able to impress both my fellow students and teachers through a presentation process, this is the first time that I have done something like this but I have always wanted to try except I have not had the confidence to before. In the last 3 years my life has changed and I have more confidence in what I am doing and what I want to do. The school has been reluctant in telling us are possible duties as a head boy or girl so I am asking for peoples advice on what I should be expecting and from the position and what I can propose to them. I know this is what I want to do so help would be much appreciated.
Thanks I could really do with the help
right you need to harp on about:
sports, nay teams you've been in, awards you've won, captained etc;;
charity... fund raising etc;;;
extra currricular... helping younger years with maths/ peer mentoring... chess club, library club etc;;;
go on about your gcses... i chose drama gcse to show how im good with people, socially and with presentations... or pe to show im good at sport... my good music ability shows blah blah
trips... taken part in ski trip, french exchange... good with people i don't know etc;;
what you'd bring to the role... i want to represent people's view... i used to be on school council... i'm part of scouts therefore... i did dof e therefore... i was in the school play therefore... i would be good in assemblies... i would be good in front of govenors....
sorry if that isn't much help, but that's what i did. also, if it's a school vote that decides... get socially with your peers!
Dont bother mate. Every1 knows its guaranteed to go to 1) the kiss arse 2) the teachers son/daughter or 3) a child with a parent in a high position, such as a professional or who is chair of governors or summat (maybe fourthly, someone who is ****ing the teacher. do yourself a favour and do sumthing constructive with your time, everyone hates the to**ers who are head boy and girl anyway
Good Luck, you will be fine