The student ambassador programme aims to develop student leadership skills through providing opportunities for students to run extra-curricular groups, take the lead on initiatives such as re-cycling and peer mentoring as well as host school events such as Parents’ Evenings.
The School President leads the team of over 100 student ambassadors across the year groups with the help and support of Vice Presidents. They line manage 11 Senior Ambassadors who lead the following teams:
- Boys’ Sports
- Girls’ Sports
- Creative Arts
- British Values / The 6Rs
- Personal Development
Applications for ambassadors are annual and are through a letter of application. Strict criteria MUST be met such as being on Step Zero of our discipline ladder, having over 95% attendance and always wearing our full school uniform with pride. Successful ambassadors wear a different tie to visually signify their leadership role within the school environment. Senior Ambassadors wear a different tie to highlight their seniority.
All ambassadors are expected to gather evidence of their success as an ambassador as well as to show their contribution to the programme through a rigorous appraisal system, similar to that of the staff at Seaham High School. Should they decide to run for Senior Ambassador (Year 9 and above) they will have to go through an interview with the President and Vice President. Each stage of this process is carefully crafted to put our students ahead of the competition when it comes to college and job interviews in the future as this programme is completely unique to Seaham High School and therefore provides an experience that is rare at such a young age.
Any questions about the programme should be directed to Mrs Kathryn Forster, Assistant Head Teacher.