Meet the new head girl and her team

From left, Annie Caddle, Nancy Fenton, Amy Sparkes and Alice Lovegrove
From left, Annie Caddle, Nancy Fenton, Amy Sparkes and Alice Lovegrove
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SELECTING a new senior team here at Portsmouth High School is always one of the most exciting times in the academic year.

It gives us the oppotunity to reward those who go the extra mile for the school, and shows these students their achievements have not gone unnoticed.

The selection process for the new head girls and senior prefects is rather rigorous, but means we always end up with the best team for the job.

The selection process itself is threefold; it starts with anyone in Year 12 who is interested in the role submitting an application form to the headteacher.

Following this is an interview process with the students who have applied. These are incredibly intense, because we have to whittle it down to a final shortlist of pupils.

Finally, shortlisted students pitch to the whole school why they should be considered for the role – so its’ quite a lengthy, but fair and democratic process.

Therefore, we are excited to announce that from April 2017, the new Head Girl team at Portsmouth High School will comprise: head girl Nancy Fenton and deputies, Annie Caddle, Amy Sparkes and Alice Lovegrove.

The girls will be assisted by the new team of house captains: Grace Summers (Austen); Holly Hunt (Bronte); Alpha Perry (Gaskell) and Daisy Michelmore (Eliot).

Also supporting the team will be our senior prefects – Isobel Clark; Karabo Magooa; Emily Bower; Alex Pugh and Brittany Tidey.

Sixth form at Portsmouth High School is an exciting and vibrant place to study.

A dedicated head of careers and an experienced team, consisting of the head of sixth form and tutors offer outstanding support at all stages of the sixth form experience.

Every year, the sixth formers lead the school in raising thousands of pounds for their chosen local charity.

‘And they give to the community in many other ways too, offering their time and creativity to a huge range of projects while juggling their academic studies and university applications.

Future head girl, Nancy Fenton, said: ‘I am so proud to become Portsmouth High School’s next head girl.

‘I hope to live up to the high standards of previous head girls at the school.

‘By having this role and working with such an amazing team I hope to give back to the school all the guidance, effort and good fun I have gained from my experience here, through representing everyone in the best way possible.’