The promotion of democracy is subtle but fundamental within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our school EDI group and ECO Council, and through pupil questionnaires. Our EDI (Equity, diversity and inclusion) group consist of young people who represent the cohorts in our school and speak on their behalf. Children are consulted and contribute to the development of school policies, for example our behaviour policy and the school improvement plan. Our EDI group are also involved in our recruitment process, showing prospective staff around and presenting their viewpoints to the Head.
Recently we have started the Votes for Schools programme, where pupils are introduced to current topics and asked to discuss both sides of an argument. These are shared in the weekly newsletter for continued discussion at home and at the end of the week pupils express their ideas through the voting process.