Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

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Student Leadership

Student Leadership

Junior Leadership Team (JLT)

We strongly believe that students should have a say in Academy life.  In order to facilitate this, we encourage a student leadership structure that aims to:

  • Offer a range of roles and responsibilities to the student population
  • Promote active citizenship
  • Develop staff and student relationships and communications
  • Widen student engagement
  • Contribute to whole-school improvement.

The main aim of BACA’s Junior Leadership Team (JLT) is to work as a team with the Principal, staff and students to create a better school life beneficial to the educational and personal development of all students.

We do this by:

  • Encouraging all students to constructively identify and express their needs.
  • Helping develop a sense of mutual respect and responsibility in all students.
  • Representing the views of students on matters of concern to the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Enhancing communication between Senior Leadership Team and staff to students.
  • Communicating with student voice groups from other schools.

The JLT meet every other Tuesday during second break, where they can converse and discuss in an aim to improve the Academy experience for students and staff a-like.

Working with the Senior Leadership Team

The Junior Leadership Team each link with a member from the Senior Leadership Team to support them in specific areas of research and work. Here are some examples of the sorts of things we have looked at in the past:

  • Student involvement in planning lessons. For example, suggesting ideas to make lessons more interactive and including different ways to learn.
  • Working with BACA’s Business Manager to look at ways to promote healthier choices by students in the canteen.
  • Involving students in thinking about ideas to support transition from primary schools.
  • Linking with the curriculum lead teacher to look at student options and choices for exams.


Duke of Edinburgh

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has helped countless young people on their sometimes difficult path to adulthood.” - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

For the past seven decades, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life.  From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

The world’s leading youth achievement award, the DofE in the UK is proud to be part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, which drives and supports global growth. 

Please see the DofE information leaflet here.


Sports Leaders

A sports leader’s role is to encourage students to be active. Our sports leaders work together, organising lunchtime activities and raising funds for sports equipment to be used by all our students.