Fakenham Academy is putting its faith in its students by giving them a key role in making improvements within the Academy and by publicly sharing their experiences at Open Days and via Twitter.
A newly-launched Ambassador scheme goes further than traditional school councils and prefect systems.
It aims to engage large number of students not only in the process of giving feedback, but also links the Ambassador role directly to the improvement process within the Academy.
The students have responded enthusiastically to this brief, with over 60 students in Year 11 now signed up to act as subject Ambassadors.
The Ambassadors are each linked with a subject and have a variety of tasks they need to ensure get done. The job description includes writing reviews from school trips, changing notice boards, Tweeting about the department via the official school Twitter account (@FakenhamAcademy) and helping on Open Evenings and Days.
Principal at Fakenham Academy, Matthew Parr-Burman, said: “We are proud that so many of our students wanted to be Ambassadors and they are already showing how their views can make a real difference to the school.
“The students are coming up with new ideas about how to run things and we are supporting them in putting some of these changes into place. The place feels different with so many students standing up and making a difference.”
The Ambassadors will be in place until their GCSE examinations and then the next year group will take over.