Please bless us all,
Help us to care for one another and to forgive one another,
To play and work well together,
Help us to be thankful and always to remember the love of Christ and spread his love wherever we go.
Democracy is embedded at our school. Through our collective worship programme, pupils are taught to listen carefully and with concern for each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard whether they are members of our own school community or not. Our pupils are taught the value of respecting themselves and others around them not only through collective worship but also during class circle time. Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our school council. The members of the council are invited to apply for the role that has success criteria for choosing the successful candidates. Pupil questionnaires and Snack and Chat interviews are another way of ensuring the pupils have a voice. Our behaviour policy involves both rewards and sanctions; pupils are clear about the expectations. We always seek, wherever possible, to offer opportunities to ensure our pupils can participate in a democratic process.