Student Leadership Roles

At The Eastbourne Academy, we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school.

Many of our Student Leadership roles focus on student support, improving the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom and supporting the school’s aim to be a place where everyone can Learn, Engage and Respect one another.


Academy Ambassador

An Academy Ambassador is a student that is used to promote the values of The Academy.


Buddies are students who are trained to support KS3 transition.

Head Boy and Head Girl

Within the Senior Prefect team, there is a Head Boy and Head Girl for each community. From these, the Academy Head Boy and Head Girl are selected.

New Student Supporters / Student Supporters

These are individuals who are trained to support new students who arrive during the school year. Student Supporters work with individuals who may require additional support throughout the year.

Peer Mediators

Peer mediators help students to come up with a realistic solution to solve their friendship problems.


Prefects are students who have been selected to act as role models and uphold the school values for the Academy. Six students are then chosen to be the Senior Prefects within their community.

SEAL Supporters

SEAL supporters are trained to support new students who enter the Academy with English as an additional language.


Student Leaders of Learning support teaching staff to improve teaching and learning.

Student Panel

A panel of students overlook KS3 student’s behaviours throughout the school and set them targets in terms of their behaviour.

Student Interview Panel

The Student Interview Panel meet with applicants as part of the interview process for new staff joining the Academy.

Student Council

The school council is a group of students who are elected by their peers to represent them and their views.