Jane Badger from Northampton University highlighted that the creation and development of the ANSS Youth Forum was a clear example of the students' commitment as a Changemaker Team to make a difference within the Supplementary Schools in Northamptonshire and that the young people should be highly commended for what they have achieved.
"It was a great pleasure to see during the assessment process your thinking, your strong values, principles and the level of autonomy within the process you have created. I was really impressed by your enthusiasm and drive and you should be very proud."
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1. Commitment to a Changemaker Student Team ethos
- Registered and signed up to the award
- Notes of meeting
- Group responses to asking about values during meetings
2. Evidence of Empathy
- Values demonstrated in approach and during discussions
- Team is representative of school and is inclusive
- Able to demonstrate shared voice
3. Innovative for Change
- Identified with shared knowledge and understanding
4. Ownership and Responsibility of Change
- Minutes or actions from meetings which show appropriate ownership by the team
- Appropriate actions and expectations taken
5. Process of Change
- Evidence of change (e.g. before and after photographs / a report / a blog / a film diary / a school assembly)
- Change is visible and known by the team and shared
6. Making a Difference
- Review the process (section 5) explaining how the change has made a difference
7. Next Steps
- The team are able to discuss and share new opportunities for change
- Partnership Agreement signed for Emerald Award