Learning ambassadors welcome visitorsPosted: 25th February 2020
Roydon Primary Academy has appointed learning ambassadors to welcome guests into their classrooms and make them feel welcome and informed.
Headteacher Michael Clark said: “We welcome a large number of visitors to our school who want to see the great things we are doing. Our children know how to identify visitors to the school by the lanyards they wear. They also know they are important as they have come to look at our school.
“It is a wonderful opportunity for our learning ambassadors to greet a new person and articulate what they are learning; that is a vital life skill.
“We select random pupils each week to act as learning ambassadors. Some children are not as confident as others and so they may not want to stand up and talk. If it is one of the more shy pupils who is selected, they are able to pick a classmate to do the job with them. Their role is to say ‘good morning’ or ‘good afternoon’ and their partner can step in and help them out with the rest. We are finding the shy pupils are then volunteering to do it the next week as they are growing in confidence.
“The children love talking about what they are learning.”
At the most recent open morning, visitors to the school were welcomed by the headteacher, but shown around by Year 6 ambassadors.
Mr Clark said: “Ask a child for their view and they will give you an honest opinion. We are a really good school; the children are amazing and will tell you what they like and dislike about their school and what we are working on improving.
“Student voice at Roydon has gone up another level.”