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Pewsey Vale School will have one Deputy Head Girl and one Deputy Head Boy. They have to go through a rigorous interview process and work with the Headteacher to represent and improve the school. Senior Navigators are the school’s role models, the Deputy Head Girl/Boy are their role models and leaders. If you are a student with an excellent record of behaviour, attendance, punctuality and uniform, who has demonstrated a commitment to the school, then you are a suitable candidate. A summary of the main responsibilities and tasks are - Representing the school at certain events, deputising for the Head Girl and Head Boy, managing the senior team in operational duties, attending school council meetings. 


  • You will attend School Council meetings and chair these in the absence of the Head Girl and Head boy. You will circulate agendas and take minutes for the meetings. 
  • You will attend a variety of public functions during the year, including prospective parents’ evenings for Year 7 and represent the student body. 
  • You need to feel confident and comfortable talking to both adults and students. 
  • You need to have good organisational and communication skills and have a mature and thoughtful outlook.

 Main Duties 

  • To deputise for the Head Girl and Head Boy in their absence.
  • To liaise with the Head Girl and Head Boy to help organise and plan regular meetings with the School Council and ensure that decisions are carried out. 
  • To work with the Senior Leadership Team to create a duty rota and ensure that all Senior Navigators are fulfilling their duties. 
  • To be internal and external ambassadors for the school and to act as role models for all students at Pewsey Vale School. 

Additional Duties 

  • To act as a Peer Mediator for the students in the lower years (training will be given) 
  • Help organise Leavers’ Prom through a student committee working closely with staff
  • Any other duties that may be reasonably called upon to undertake by Senior Members of staff

Personal Qualities 

  • Leadership  
  • Work well in a team 
  • Time-management and very good organisational skills 
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to parents and staff 
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to students 
  • Willingness to get to know the students in the lower years 
  • Politeness 
  • Maturity 
  • Clear judgement 
  • Responsibility 
  • Reliability 


  • All current Year 10 students who meet the criteria are eligible to stand 

Application process:

If you wish to run for head student you must provide the following: 

  • A formal letter of application, addressed to the Headteacher, which covers the following points explaining why you believe you will make a good head girl/boy (please limit this to one side of A4) 
  • How you have supported the ethos of Pewsey Vale School so far in your time with us. 
  • How you will continue to support the ethos of Pewsey Vale School. 
  • The specific contributions you will make to the life of Pewsey Vale School. 
  • Your personal qualities. 
  • Your style of leadership.
  • How you will promote yourself as a positive role model for peers and younger students. 

Please give specific examples of achievements which demonstrate these qualities. 


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