We believe that it is important for pupils, parents, governors and staff to have their voices heard. One example of our democracy in action is via stakeholder surveys, for example all stakeholders were asked their views when we created our new school Christian vision and values, another is when we sought parents and pupils views on the recent homeschooling to see how we could improve. We also ensure that we elect our School Council members each year. This reflects our British electoral system; the prospective candidates make speeches; all pupils reflect on what personal characteristics are important for their class representatives to have. Following this, they vote and the individuals with the majority are elected. In the past the School Council has decided on playground equipment for both indoor and outdoor, and have given feedback to curriculum leaders on the curriculum.
Other examples of how we promote the values of democracy, including ‘pupil voice’ are: