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Democracy

Democracy

 

  • At RPS, we regularly use the language of our core-values and learning behaviours; these are shown through displays, iPowers, written feedback, assemblies and the language we use with children, staff and parents.
  • Children are involved in drawing up class Secrets of Success, and the discussion around the rights and responsibilities associated with these.
  • Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets fortnightly to discuss aspects of school life. The council is able to genuinely effect change within the school. The council members for each year group, from YR to Y6, are voted in by their class.
  • Pupils are also listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern for each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to vote on whole school projects, such as the Zany Zebra project with Marwell Zoo.
  • Pupils are regularly asked questions about their learning in pupil conferencing sessions. These are conducted by different members of staff, governors and local authority inspectors. We seek their views to improve our school.
  • Pupils also have the opportunity to apply for positions, such as House Captain, Sports Leaders, Bronze Ambassadors, School Councillors and RPS Buddies.
  • The curriculum itself actively promotes democracy, often explicitly so such as the Greeks project.
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