The Clarendon Academy Forum
As an Education Fellowship Partner School, we are extremely proud of our Academy Forum.
Student Forum Members
Staff Forum Members
Co-ownership is central to the Education Fellowship philosophy and is at the heart of its fellowship forums within each academy. We are receiving advice and support from The John Lewis Partnership (JLP), famed for its highly-developed and sustainable co-ownership model and it has designed our democratic structures on similar lines. Every constituency of the academy community – all ages of students and all sectors of the staff – is represented in the academy’s fellowship forum following elections each autumn. This develops democratic engagement of staff and students all to a level which we believe goes beyond that in any other school. This bringing democracy and co-ownership is not only history in the making but an important channel that will have a sustainable impact on school improvement.
We believe that our Fellowship Forum is transformational in its impact on education in Clarendon. It is key to pursuing excellence in every area in a similar way to how co-ownership is key to the success of the JLP in the business world. It is a vital part of embedding our values throughout. It makes us more than colleagues working to achieve better education - it makes us co-owners.
Our Fellowship Forum is committed to making The Clarendon Academy the very best place to work and in which to learn in the locality.
Our Fellowship Forum leads into the Education Fellowship Council.
We annually elect a student, a sixth form student and a member of staff from the Fellowship Forum to represent the academy in the Fellowship Council. In the same way as representatives will question our principal and work with him to make the academy as good as it can be within the Academy Fellowship Forum, the representatives on the Fellowship Council are able to question the Chairman and CEO, who are members of the The Fellowship Board; they work with them to improve our Fellowship.
The whole aim of this democratic way of working is to fulfil our vision and our purpose. We aim to improve education for all of our children and students.
Forum Achievements, 2014-16
- Refurbished Toilets
- Catering Menu
- School Pots Returned
- Y7 Buddy System
- Tony's Walk to Remember Him & Remembrance Garden
- More Motivational Speakers
- Extra-curricular Activities
- Eating and Seating Places in Halls
- Better Enforcement of Rules
- Stronger Clarendon Community
- First Aid Training
- Better School Uniform Presentation
The Forum has Worked to Achieve All of These Things!