Ambassadors are the School’s role models. If you are a student with an excellent record of behaviour, attendance, punctuality and uniform then you are a suitable candidate. However, please do not be put off if you are a student who has not always met the highest of standards previously in School but have worked through this. The ambassador role is for students in years 8 – 11 who want to take on extra responsibility, extend their experience and provide themselves with opportunities to support applications to College, University & Work.
Aims of the Ambassador Programme within Ellis Guilford School:
- To empower students to work in partnership with staff towards shared goals.
- To enable creativity to flourish as the School community benefits from the wealth of experiences, ideas, skills and sense of fun that students bring.
- To Provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging and valued projects, to impact positively on learning, teaching and well-being for both students and staff.
- To prepare students for achieving personal and professional excellence in life after formal education with employability skills.
What is expected of Student Ambassadors:
- Be attached to a particular subject area and carry out tasks for them.
- Be willing to work on house events, extra-curricular clubs/activities, charity work, assemblies, trips and school productions/performances.
- Run your own extra-curricular club in an area of interest to you, alongside the supervision from a member of staff.
- Support at Open Evenings.
- Assist at Parent Surgeries/Progress Days.
- Be external ambassadors for the school.
What can a student expect from an ambassador:
Ambassadors will be friendly and approachable – don’t be afraid to ask them for help if you need it. When speaking to ambassadors you should be polite, respectful and listen to what they say. You should expect the same in return. Ambassadors should set the standards in terms of uniform and behaviour. Ambassadors can also make positive changes in the school. If you have any good suggestions, please tell them to an ambassador or your Form/House Council representative.
All ambassadors will have a specific badge on their blazer so that you can recognise them.