Perseid School

Catching up with our Head Boy

Pupil Voice is fundamental in how we operate, not only in our efforts to ensure every pupils’ voice is heard, but in our position as a Rights Respecting Gold School.

Article 12 in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states: ‘you have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously’. As a school community, our Rights Respecting Leads (Kate Circuit at Lower School and Leanne Golightly at Upper) meet regularly with our School Councils, Senior Leaders and Governing Board to ensure that we are effectively upholding our pledge to embed these rights.

Our active, yearly-elected School Council and Headship take on important responsibilities in making decisions to affect real change on matters of importance to them. Key responsibilities of our School Council and Head Pupil include selecting which charities and causes to fundraise for, voting on aspects of school life, contributing to school discussions for improvement and working together to bring positive and meaningful developments to the school day.

Our current Head Pupil, has held his position since 2019, and we caught up with him to find out more about the post, why he initially wanted to become Head Pupil and his favourite aspects of the role.


How long have you been Head Pupil for?

2 years! It is my last year as this summer I leave Perseid School for college.


Why did you want to be Head Pupil?

I wanted to be Head Pupil to help everyone.


What have you enjoyed most about your role?

Solving problems and helping people.


What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

My hopes and dreams are to be very kind and helpful.


What advice would you give to the next Head Pupil?

Be kind, and help everyone.


“Aman is a great Head Pupil!’ Adnan, School Council


“Aman has worked well in his role this year. He is a great role model to his peers and also represents his class and peers in the school council as well”  Leanne Golightly, Rights Respecting Lead

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