The student voice program at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy aims to give all students a voice in the running of the Academy. Students are able to take up the responsibility of acting as a form representative and attend year group meetings or can take part in one of the groups for social action which look to improve the Academy experience for all. Students in year 11 can stand to be one of our senior students who meet each week with the Principal. Our senior students have a proud track record of bringing about improvements for their peers including, improvements in break and lunch provision, introduction of the Oasis Hub, changes to school uniform policy and introduction of Kindness Ambassadors.
We have a team of 60+ year 7 – 11 students who have been trained as Kindness Ambassadors. These ambassadors lead a ‘No Bystanders’ Anti-Bullying initiative across our school community. Ambassadors are deployed to monitor certain areas of the academy where students tell staff that there is an increased risk that bullying may happens. Anti-Bulling ambassadors will wear blue striped tie and are on hand during social times to help and support their peers.
Opportunities to represent the academy at school events
Throughout the year we frequently rely on our students to act as the ‘face of the Cliff Park’ representing the Academy at open evenings, leading visitors and assisting with interviews and external events. Through these experiences, we look to build confidence, raise aspirations and recognise the potential in our students as well as develop a shared vision for Cliff Park Ormiston Academy between staff and students.
Current groups and activities include: