The British Values of democracy, law, individual liberty and mutual respect underpin the ethos of our school.
School Councillors from every year group including Reception are elected by their peers each year. The School Council represents the Pupil Voice and works with the headteacher to keep making our school better and better.
For several years now, our school has been a sponsor for the charity SOS Children. Led by School Council, various fundraising events are organised throughout the year to raise the annual costs of £240. Our sponsorship currently supports Abinaya, a blind girl who with our help is now being educated at an SOS Children's school in Chennai in Southern India.
Other recent School Council activities have also involved a diverse range of responsibilities, such as organising pupil surveys about preferences for after-school sports provision, leading fundraising for The Poppy Appeal, Children in Need, Sport Relief & Christmas Jumper Day ... and decorating the school's Christmas tree!
Each year, children decide the classroom rules; because they are all actively involved in such decision-making, they understand why such rules are necessary and consequently try hard to keep to them so that their school remains a happy and safe place.
Children are given opportunities to make choices within a safe environment. They understand that their own choices can affect other people and learn to make choices that keep themselves and others safe.
Children learn respect for themselves and for others. They understand how to use respectful language and to show respect for adults and for each other in and out of lessons.
As a Church of England school, we actively promote respect for all, irrespective of religion, creed, colour, background, social standing, ability, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
We teach children to look after each other, to use kind words and to think about each others' feelings, so that they can feel proud of themselves and proud of their school.