Meet the Head Girl
Jeevan Sandhar, Head Girl 2016-17, talks about her experience at Leicester High, and her plans for the future.....
What makes the LHS Sixth Form special ?
The Leicester High Sixth Form has an amazing support system. We are constantly pushing our friends to be the best they can, after all, we're all in the same boat. Not only are the students so understanding, but the teachers are too. Our Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Solly, is a teacher that will go the extra mile for you and her open door policy means that she's always available to talk to whenever we feel stressed. Lessons in the Sixth Form are always productive as our small classes mean that we get the one-on-one help that we need. As students in the Sixth Form, we are able to take advantage of many opportunities that not only get us more involved in helping other year groups but also helps us with university applications. These include activities such as: coaching the younger years' sports clubs, working for the Junior Department aftercare and even tutoring subjects for students that need extra help. Our form tutors are very experienced when it comes to applications and are eager to help us get into the universities that we desire to go to. Overall, the Sixth Form of LHS is a great place to be. I assure you, the bonds and memories you make will never be forgotten.
What advice would you give to a new girl joining Leicester High?
I would recommend taking advantage of all the opportunities available. There are so many extracurricular classes ranging from humanities and arts to sciences, and there is bound to be something for everyone. The subject specific clubs not only enhance your passion for the subject but provide one-to-one support if you don't understand something. I would advise getting stuck into the lessons and to never to be afraid to ask for help. All of the teachers are willing to help and are there to to be used! However, I think the most important piece of advice is to have fun and make the most of each year. I can truthfully say, you'll never be short of amazing memories.
What do you think makes Leicester High School different?
I think what makes Leicester High different is that because it's a small school, the relationships with your peers and teachers are more personal. The teachers all know you very well and are always happy to stop in the corridor to have a chat. This school is a community where the atmosphere of school life is always positive, which gives us the perfect environment to learn in.
As Head of School Council, this is evident as I see how year groups unite to bring about changes to our school. As a community, the pupils are always listened to and our Headmaster is always asking for our opinions on school matters.
I believe that at Leicester High School we are not only educated, but are also brought up to be young independent women. I am proud to be part of this school.
What have been your Leicester High happiest moments so far?
For me my LHS highlight would have to be results day. Going up to the Sixth Form common room to find the white envelope with my grades in was very daunting. However opening it up and finding out my results was overwhelming. Having proud teachers surround you and congratulate you as well as seeing happy tears of all your peers is honestly one of my biggest highlights. Knowing that the after school revision sessions and endless exam practice with your teachers has paid off is one of the best things I've experienced. Exam time is undoubtedly a stressful time but being being able to celebrate your amazing results with your teachers and friends is fulfilling in every way.