We believe that children can and should take responsibility for themselves, for others and for the world in which they live.
Responsibility starts in the classroom where the children learn how to manage resources independently and develop an understanding of their own learning styles. Children take on various roles and responsibilities to help with the day to day running of each class, such as delivering fruit, monitoring reading areas and setting up laptops.
We develop this further by giving children a voice through our active School Council that supports with decision making and encouraging children to share their own ideas on school improvement. The School Council also has a wider influence locally through the Local School and Community Council, where children collaborate with other neighbouring groups on community projects.
School Council elections are held annually. Each class has democratically elected two children to represent them at the School Council meetings. These meetings are regularly held and are chaired by Mrs Lynch. So far this year, we have given ideas for class rewards in the dining room and from this we will be introducing a 'Top Table' with a table cloth and flowers where the class who earnt the most points from the previous week will be having their lunch the following week.