Children, parents and staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have an active school council whose members are chosen by the children. This reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action. The school council works alongside the Headteacher. School council share the views of other children through a school ideas box. The school council regularly feedback to the whole school at assembly time, sharing new ideas. We use opportunities such as general and local elections to hold mock elections in school. Questionnaires are used as a tool to allow all stakeholders to express views and are regularly completed with children to put forward thier views about relevant issues. We teach children that they can influence decisions. Children work together to agree school rules and the rights associated with these. Children are listened to and taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinion and voices heard. Children have the opportunity to lead on different roles throughout school. We model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged e.g. by teaching about inspirational figures such as Mandela, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King.