The Headteacher's Council is a group of Year 13 students who are the voice of the student body.
They discuss issues raised by the students from across the College, meet regularly with the Headteacher and fundraise for chosen charities. Each member of the Council has a unique responsibility and area of expertise and two students take the roles of Head Boy and Head Girl.
Hello, I’m Ross
This is now my seventh year at the College. Throughout my time here, I have been supported by both friends and teachers, encouraged to try things I hadn’t done yet or were outside of my comfort zone, providing me with countless new ideas which have allowed me to develop my character and become more independent.
Life here at the College has always been exciting. Not only am I proud of our outstanding living and educational standards, I am also delighted that the College maintains the same priority in terms of extracurricular activities.
Before attending this school, I encountered many diverse cultures at home in Saudi Arabia. However, my experience did not stop there. The College is impressively inclusive, with students from a broad range of backgrounds and traditions.
As Head Boy, I am looking forward to giving back to the College that has provided me with so much, and I am honoured and excited to be working with the Headteacher’s Council during the forthcoming year.
Hello, I’m Faith
I am honoured to be appointed as this year's Head Girl of Wymondham College. Since joining in Year 12 as a day student, I have gained valuable skills through the holistic education provided at this school.
While not having had the typical Wymondham College experience, I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time with those that attended the Main School here and heard the many stories about the typical activities that are enjoyed College wide. I am delighted to be able to participate in the usual events that the College offers this year and gain the full Wymondham College experience the proper way. This includes Wymondham Life as well as the other opportunities offered by the College to enhance the education beyond the scholastic curriculum, teaching us to be well-rounded smart young people.
Having moved multiple times within the last 10 years, there have been many places and people I have encountered that all have their own, unique cultures and habits. From this I have learnt numerous life and social skills which I believe can help me in my role at this diverse school. It is so nice to see that although there are many different cultures present, it is still a vibrant place where everybody interacts with each other in a fun and respectful manner.
As Head Girl, I hope to leave a positive mark at the College by making everyone feel included. We are optimistic that this year things can go back to a ‘normal’ which we are more used to. I look forward to working with the Headteacher’s Council and other members of the College to bring new things and to uphold and maintain well-loved traditions.
Our Chosen Charities
This year, Headteacher’s Council have decided to support four charities which hold relevance to our main objectives this year: Diversity, Mental Health and supporting the local community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Trussell Trust
The Trussell Trust is a charity which funds, supports, and owns foodbanks both locally in Norfolk and across the UK. In a time of unprecedent financial difficulty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many families depend on such services to get by. Through working with this trust, we will be giving back to the community by helping local foodbanks.
- Norfolk LGBTQ+ Project
Norfolk LGBTQ+ Project is a community-based service which provides support connected to the health and wellbeing needs of the LGBTQ+ community. This year, one of the HTC’s initiatives is to build on and improve diversity in all its forms within Wymondham College. Working with the Norfolk LGBTQ+ Project will enable us to broaden our understanding and appreciation of the diversity within the college and local community.
- Black Minds Matter
Black Minds Matter is a charity which aims to link black individuals and families in the UK with professional therapists for counselling sessions. The Black Minds Matter charity has wider branches, such as Black Thoughts Matter, which supports the equality of the BAME community in the workplace. Collaborating with this charity will enable us to positively impact cultural diversity and mental health in BAME communities.
- Eating Matters
Eating Matters is a Norfolk- based charity offering support and counselling in close partnership with the NHS for people suffering from mild to moderate eating disorders in the local community. Through cooperating with this charity, we can give back to our community and stand by people who are struggling with eating disorders.