Student Leadership


The Halley Academy student leaders are aspirational and motivated role models who demonstrate respect, resilience and integrity. They collaborate in leadership roles to continually improve our academy community.

Our student leadership focus has three main objectives:

  1. To encourage students across The Halley Academy to seek additional responsibility, and to lead student participation across the academy community

  2. To develop leadership skills

  3. To ensure that all students are engaged in the student leadership/voice process with student leaders visible and accountable

We are now recruiting for the following Student Leadership roles:

  • Head Student (Year 11)
  • Personal Development and Welfare (KS3 or 4)
  • Charity and Events Fundraising (KS3 or 4)
  • Teaching and Learning (KS3 or 4)
  • Sport and Competition (KS3 or 4)
  • Tutor Group Representative

Please click here to view the job descriptions.

Click here for the Tutor Group Representative job description.

Application forms for each small school can be found below:

Easley Application Form

Turing Application Form

Franklin Application Form

Module 4 Academy Council Meeting Dates:

Tuesday 3rd March and Monday 30th March Full Academy Council Meeting with Year 11 Head Students at 10:30am.

Thursday 5th March at 10:30am – Easley Student Council Meeting.
Thursday 5th March at 10:55am – Franklin Student Council Meeting

Friday 6th March at 10:55am – Turing Student Council Meeting

Monday 9th March at 10:30am – Easley Tutor Group Board Meeting.
Monday 9th March at 10:55am – Franklin and Turing Tutor Group Board Meeting

Tuesday 31st March at 10:30am – Easley Student Council Meeting.
Tuesday 31st March at 10:55am – Franklin Student Council Meeting

Thursday 2nd April at 10:30am – Turing Student Council Meeting

If you would like more information about Student Leadership at The Halley Academy, please email Susan Wilson, Head of Inclusion/SENCo at


The Social Action Group at The Halley Academy

The Halley Academy works in collaboration with Citizens UK to develop young people into community leaders capable of engaging with their fellow students and wider community, and taking action to create meaningful change.

The students engage in a journey of conducting research to find out what the community needs and ways in which to change it. They apply practical tools to understand and create change, such as one-to-one meetings, negotiation, power analysis, public speaking, planning and taking action, among others.

In the last year alone, The Halley Academy student leaders spoke in multiple assemblies to gain community support to tackle misogyny and violence towards women and girls. In six months they told their story and took action on our council leaders, the Borough Commander, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on hate crime. Their actions directly informed a law review that was discussed in Parliament. They have developed outstanding leadership skills and have opened the door to justice for thousands of people. They have been featured in ITV News, The Evening Standard, The South London Press and The Mercury; and recently met the Chief Detective to explore how the police and The Halley Academy student leaders can work together for a safer Greenwich.

The Halley Academy Social Action Group comprises:

  • Faridah Oyetunji
  • Yasmin Uduafemeh
  • Sophie Smith
  • Gabriel Emenike
  • Tristan Arizini
  • Shaj Smithen

We would like to recruit more students to this exciting campaign group.  This is open to all year groups from Year 7 to 6th Form.


Heroes @ The Halley Academy

All Key Stage 3 and 4 students at The Halley Academy have taken part in Humanutopia “Who Am I?” workshops throughout 2018.

The workshops centred on students’ personal development and consisted of 15 unique challenges, creating a safe space for students to stop and reflect on their lives to date.  Students were provided with opportunities to consider the influences of others, peer pressure and the culture of conformity. They were encouraged to reflect on their attitude, behaviour and impact on others and given an opportunity to discover their authentic self, considering where their true potential may lie and how their futures could look.

We now have a group of trained Year 10 Heroes who are helping our Year 7 students with their transition from Primary School.  They meet with them every week to support and mentor them in all areas of academy life.  The Heroes intervene quickly if there are any challenges and celebrate their achievements.  By July 2019, all Year 7 students will have been peer mentored by our team of Year 10 Heroes.

In addition, 30 Year 9 students have been trained by Humanutopia as ‘Heroes’ and have worked with Year 4 students from Eastcote Primary School and our Year 7 students to hone their skills. They will continue to work during the year to develop and lead an independent student leadership project, focusing on mentoring and community schemes.  Their first task will be mentoring our Year 8 students.