Working in partnership with our students is very important to us. We have a clear message which we regularly promote: We're on the same side.
As well as regular student and parent surveys we also have other ways to make sure students' views are heard and acted upon.
On a termly basis, we meet with a focus group from each department to investigate student views about each department in the academy; how successful their learning is, what is best about the subject, and what improvements they would like to see. These views are incorporated into our feedback to each department and are used to shape action planning for the coming term.
Head girls for each house
Head girls support behaviour in each house and work with the head of house where behaviour is a concern with any student. They survey students and seek to gain student views, ideas and concerns so that these can be shared with senior staff and good ideas can be taken on board. They support key academy events, interview new staff and take part in assemblies.
Welcoming ideas and suggestions
Students know that they can email or contact any member of staff including the Principal to recommend ideas and suggestions, to request things or to advise us of things. This happens on a regular basis.
Students regularly work on enterprise projects that they want to undertake through our social enterprise, HOPE, or through their coaching groups.
These students lead a range of activities at the academy and with younger students in primary schools.