In our school family, we do our best to live our school vision. This means behaving with dignity and treating everyone with dignity and respect. Part of this is valuing everyone's views, opinions and perspectives on all aspects of life. We frequently discuss both everyday decisions and big questions and issues with even the youngest members of our school family. These discussions feed into the adults' reflections on the children's understanding, showing how effective our work is and where we can make further improvements.
Being properly listened to helps everyone to feel valued and loved. Having your ideas recorded and shared brings confidence, a sense of agency and the knowledge that everyone can make a difference. Learning to listen to and respect the views, opinions and beliefs of others with respect even if we don't agree with them, deepens our thinking and broadens our understanding and empathy for people with experiences and perspectives different from our own.
We share what we have learnt, what we feel, things we are thankful for, things we want to change, ways to make people feel appreciated and cared for, and our questions and ideas about all sorts of topics.