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Kings Furlong Junior School

Growing and learning together

Democracy

At KFJS, we regularly use the language of our core-values and learning behaviours; this is shown through displays, marking, assemblies and spoken language.

 

Children are involved in drawing up class charters, and the discussion around the rights and responsibilities associated with these.

 

Our pupils were also involved in the evolution of our Learning Behaviours, deciding amongst themselves what behaviours will make them better learners.

 

Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets weekly to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council is able to genuinely effect change within the school. The council members for each year group 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 a twice yearly questionnaire with which they are able to put forward their views about the school. Results of the survey are given back to the pupils for discussion.

 

Members of our school council are always involved in interviewing potential new staff members. Indeed their questions are often harder to answer than the staff questions!

 

Pupils are regularly asked questions about their learning. We seek their views to improve our school.

 

Pupils also have the opportunity to apply for positions, such as ‘Junior Road Safety Officer’.

The curriculum itself actively promotes democracy, often explicitly so such as the Greeks project.

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