Student Voice & Participation
Science Ambassadors are chosen by the Key Stage Co-ordinators from any year group due to their regular attendance to Science Club and/or those who have shown a keen interest in the broader subject during lessons (sharing science programmes and articles they have watched in their own time with their science teachers and peers for example). Science Ambassadors help out with extra-curricular events, such as running experiments at Open Evening, helping out with visiting Primary schools, and welcoming visitors to the Science Department.
Each year we invite approximately 45 Year 8 students to become ‘Interview Ambassadors’. This ensures quality recruitment of Staff as they complete all of the interview lessons which take place as part of our recruitment process. This is a means of quality assurance and ensures for a smooth process on the interview days. Students observe the lessons and complete a feedback form afterwards which is then shared with the interview panel. Any Year 8 student is welcome to become an ambassador and the role has proved to be very popular, with students recognising the importance of the role. Once selected, they take part in an afternoon’s training, whereby it is discussed what makes a good lesson and how to write constructive feedback.
Wellbeing Ambassadors are specific students at The Warwick School who have expressed an interest in supporting the Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing of all students in our community. This could be by simply being a friendly face, or someone to talk to about issues of concern. Each month, they also have a focus and work as a team to highlight these causes within the school.
Wellbeing Ambassadors have also supported students by raising the profile of National Awareness Events. For example, during Anti-Bullying Week in November, they were involved in promoting the national campaign at The Warwick School and led assemblies to all Year Groups regarding this. They also listened to peers and gave advice regarding Anti-Bullying. In December, the Wellbeing Ambassadors also wrote secret, special messages to all staff to wish them a Happy Christmas and thank them for their hard work. In February, for LGBQTI+ Awareness Month, the Wellbeing Ambassadors sourced and displayed notable members of LGBQTI+ community and how they link to the various subjects taught at The Warwick School.
From September 2020, Wellbeing Ambassadors will be part of the new Personal Development Prefect Team to work as part of a larger group on a whole range of issues.
Each half term two students, one girl and one boy, from each year group are elected to join the Headteacher for Headteacher’s Tea that takes place on a Friday during period 4.
This is a unique and special invite for students who have achieved the highest credits in their year, have excelled in their subject, gone above and beyond or, have simply just done something selfless to help others
These students can be elected by their Tutor, Head of Year, a member of the Senior Leadership Team or by the Headteacher herself!
During this time students will be either:
Invited to share a piece of their best work, or share their own experiences in school whilst drinking Tea and eating cakes with the Headteacher.
Invited to take a tour of the new school site, (donned in safety gear) to see for themselves how the building is progressing, and given the opportunity to ask the Site Manager questions from what materials are being used, to where their classroom will be!
Students Parent/Carers are informed of their child’s ‘acknowledgement’ and the student receives a certificate of Acknowledgement and a Headteacher’s badge
We have 10 Senior Prefects who lead in principle, 25 additional Prefects in the four priority areas of: Leadership & Management, Quality of Education, Behaviour & Attitudes and Personal Development which are led by the Senior Leadership Team. The Senior Prefects also have the role of selecting prefect duty team rota’s each new academic year. The Senior prefects also represent Year 10 tutor groups on the school council and play a pivotal role in communicating student voice and working with SLT to implement initiatives and ideas.
We have 2 prefects per subject whose main responsibility is to carry out roles designated by each subject area to support with lessons and extra-curricular activities.