Student Leadership Team

Student Leadership Team 

Student Leadership at Southgate School is an important aspect of engaging our students as decision makers and young people who understand democratic values.

Each year students have the opportunity to apply to run for Student Leadership and to represent their House. We expect our Student Leadership Team to embody the core values of the school and they are expected to:

  • To have attendance of over 96%
  • To take part in extra-curricular activities
  • To be able to speak and present in front of an audience
  • To be able to share ideas with staff and students
  • To have an excellent behaviour record and model behaviour to students across the school
  • To actively promote the Southgate School Vision

Five nominees from each House are selected from the applicants to stand for election and they are encouraged to canvas and campaign with students across Years 7 – 11. The election process then culminates in a day of voting – in the last two years, we have had an increase in the number of students turning out to vote this clearly shows that our students are interested in the democratic process and actively engage with important issues around the school. The team meet throughout the year to discuss and action issues that are raised by the wider school community, last year these included:

  • Catering in the canteen
  • The Behaviour Policy
  • The Home Learning Policy
  • Environmental issues
  • The planning of student led assemblies
  • Rewards and charity fundraisers

The Student Leadership Team 2019 – 2020 are:


Melissa Kelsey – House Leader

Thomas Lecatsus-Lyus – Deputy House Leader

Libby Boden – House Leadership Team

Elena Gallardi – House Leadership Team

Yakin Siad – House Leadership Team


Evan Maddox – House Leader

Lia Bates – Deputy House Leader

James Wood – House Leadership Team

Rozerin Coban – House Leadership Team

Jasmine Regan – House Leadership Team


Ella Campbell – House Leader

Muddethir Adam – Deputy House Leader

Alimer Mustafa – House Leadership Team

Teodora Apostol – House Leadership Team

Lucia Maestri – House Leadership Team


Olivia Tann – House Leader

Tom Liddon-Shavin – Deputy House Leader

Grace Alagaratnam – House Leadership Team

Zaid Reezan – House Leadership Team

Isabella Barbe – House Leadership Team


Students voting in this years elections: