We hold confidence in our belief that Ravens Wood is an institution that cares deeply about its students, the Three L’s reflecting how life at Ravens Wood is about more than just grades. As our students pass through the years they develop into Leaders, Learners, Ladies and Gentlemen. But Ravens Wood is not stuck in its ways; we are (as our ethos states) ‘committed to excellence and innovation’. As the Head Boy and Head Girl we - along with our team of deputies - serve to perpetuate this culture of excellence and innovation through a curriculum of awe and wonder.
Throughout the academic year we will also be working together as a school community to raise awareness and fundraise for a range of charities, but specifically for ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’ (CRY). This organisation works to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through raising awareness, conducting screenings, carrying out research and supporting the families of young people who have tragically fallen victim to sudden cardiac deaths. CRY’s work is specifically aimed at young people - the same age as our students - which is why their work is of utmost importance to us. As a school, we aim to educate the minds of our ladies and gentlemen on the cause, provide them with a way to give back to the wider community and those affected within our own school community.
My name is Alexei and I am the Head Boy; I am currently studying History, Government and Politics and English Literature, with the aspiration to go on and read History and Politics at university. I have therefore undertaken work experience in Parliament in order to broaden my understanding of politics. However, I am ultimately planning to do a law conversion after university. Therefore, I have also secured a place on a summer work experience scheme at the international law firm, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. During my two weeks at the firm, I will be meeting prestigious clients such as Goldman Sachs and gaining first hand insight into the world of corporate law.
My initiative as Head Boy is to raise awareness about the successes of our Ravens Wood alumni; in order to inspire our students and help them realise that their potential is unlimited. My ultimate ambition with this initiative is to invite various alumni back to the school, for them to engage with our pupils and establish an ‘alumni network’. I believe that this sort of first-hand contact with successful alumni will have the biggest impact on our students, giving them the impetus to aim high and become successful alumni themselves.
My name is Lottie Regan, I am the newly appointed head girl at Ravens Wood School, and I am currently studying Biology, Chemistry and Geography a-levels, with the intent to study medicine at university. During the summer term, I carried out a work experience placement in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Evelina Children’s Hospital. During this period, I was able to join the doctors and surgeons on their daily ward rounds, observe procedures and gain an insight into the day-to-day running of the unit. Not only did this amazing opportunity further drive my passion for studying medicine, but it also allowed me to have a hands-on experience and develop my knowledge of the field.
As the Head Girl, I would like to provide students with school-wide outlets to develop various PSHCE skills. My focus will be working as a CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) ambassador, raising funds for the charity and supporting students and staff in developing a new Scheme of learning centered around a ‘healthy heart’. I believe that these opportunities will help build the school community and further our development to becoming well-rounded ladies and gentlemen. I am to ensure students feel like they have a strong set of skills to support them on their journey through Ravens Wood and into the wider world.