Our children respond positively to the purposeful, secure and caring environment that they come in to each day and enjoy making an active contribution within and beyond the School.
Our Home School Agreement supports our partnership with children, as well as parents, and is reviewed regularly by them, either with their parents or independently. The children understand the importance of our School values, and the way that these can be demonstrated during the school day and beyond. Community assemblies celebrate the contributions they make to the School and wider community.
Our School Council meets with the Head Teacher every fortnight, discussing matters of importance to the children and acting as a focus group for school development priorities. The Council is made up of two children voted for by their peers from each class from Year 2 to Year 6, with a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary elected from the older children. As each School Council representative communicates feedback from their classmates, it provides very real opportunities for children to voice their concerns and share their ideas. In the last year, the School Council has had a direct impact on the development of the canteen and playground as well as reviewing our behaviour principles and organising a charity cake stall. Click here to read what the children have to say about the School Council.
Children take on other areas of responsibility within their classrooms, for one another and within the wider community. They look beyond their own classes with twinned activities between classes of different age groups and through charity fundraising activities. Older children act as playground buddies for younger children, Junior Road Safety Officers, Environmental Officers, Young Sports Leaders or House Captains. Children also act as ambassadors for the School in showing round visitors and welcoming governors.Our children greatly value the Belmont community and feel proud to be part of it.