We sat down with our 2022-23 KPS Sixth Form leads, Lee and Renèe, to answer some important questions about their new roles and what they hope to accomplish throughout this year. Both are exceptional students who speak passionately about improving student life here at Kensington Park School. They not only demonstrate the values and ideals of KPS within themselves, but encourage their peers to be the best possible versions of themselves.
What can you tell us about your new roles as KPS Sixth Form Leads?
Lee: Our roles are about serving as a middle ground between the students and teachers and being a figurehead for the school, both internally and externally. This year, we’ve decided to form the student council ourselves to ensure that the process is as student lead as possible.
Renèe: With [the] student council, we thought that a student-led selection process would make it more proactive, get more accomplished, and incorporate more students, especially from Year 12, and see its impact felt more widely across the Sixth Form.
Who is your biggest role model?
L: My biggest role model is my mother; she has a personality unlike anybody else I’ve ever met. She doesn’t let anything stop her, which is something I’d like to bring to the role. I want our student voices to be heard.
What are the values that you want to impart across the Sixth Form?
L: The most important values for me are making sure that there is equality throughout the school, and that student voices are going to be heard.
R: Resilience! A levels aren’t easy. We want to encourage our peers to motivate and push themselves.
What has been your favourite experience in the role thus far?
L: I’ve enjoyed engaging with prospective parents during Open Evenings, because I think it’s everything that a role like this is about. It’s about showing what we can do and what we’re capable of.
What are some things that you hope to accomplish in the role?
R: I’d like to see us pursue more charity events, finding charities that we want to support. And when there’s an event, going to the Lower School to try and get them involved as well. Personally, I’d also like to improve my leadership skills, and I think that this role will really help me do that.