Democracy involves having a voice - a valued opinion that leads toward the corporate good. As we prepare our children for life in 21st Century Britain, we look and plan for opportunities to teach, explain and participate in the democratic process.
Our House System drives our values and each year the pupils elect House Captains from Year 6 to represent them in various ways. These House Captains meet regularly with senior staff and our Chair of Governors to help make improvements to our school from the children's perspective. They in turn are often gathering information from the pupils to share and act upon.
Class and group discussions place an emphasis in allowing each child an equally valued contribution.
The Humanities subjects are used to provide a contextual understanding of the democratic process e.g. how European countries are formed in political aspects of Geography; historical changes in the leadership of our country during varied eras in History.
Whenever our school site is involved with local and national elections (e.g. our Community Room is used as a Polling Station) we take the opportunity to involve the children as much as possible.