Head Boy

Hi, I’m Charlie, the current head boy of Gosforth Academy.

I am currently studying Computer Science, Accounting and Media Studies at A Level and next year I am hoping to study Accounting and Finance at university. I have been in the Gosforth Academy system since year 5 and thanks to the outstanding quality of teaching and support the school offers, it has allowed me to achieve many of my educational goals.

As Head Boy I help with leadership of the student union, which acts as a link between the student body and the Post-16 team. The student union has weekly meetings, which allow the students to have their own voice within our Sixth Form, as everyone is welcome to come to the meetings and voice their wishes. Noone and I have bi-weekly meetings with Miss Hetherington and Mr Limbrick to feed back all the new suggestions from the student body, and attempt to make our students’ ideas a reality.

Our Sixth Form offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, which I believe are extremely important after these recent years spent in lockdown. These activities can appeal to every student allowing them to create their own identity in our Sixth Form. From being able to partake in student run clubs and societies, such as feminist society and Cancer Research fundraiser events, to supporting our award-winning rugby team on a Wednesday night, there truly is a way for every student to get involved. There is also a vast array of sports clubs beginning to open again, such as a netball, football, and a more casual rugby team. All of these clubs are very beginner friendly, allowing students to try out sports they have always been interested in. Since being Head Boy, I have organised our school to take part in Cancer Research events which let all the students who attended expand their view on the world, and I’m currently organising a Sixth Form wide Movember event, where we are attempting to raise as much money as possible for men’s charities.

The Sixth Form at Gosforth Academy has adapted and overcome many of the struggles of the past two years and, as a student body, we are looking to move on to a year full of in school events that will restore our school’s great community. The school has not only educated me to an advanced level but also shaped me into the person I am today and I am nothing but thankful. This school is an opportunity you cannot miss out on.