At Abingdon the voice and representation of all of our children in fundemental in all that we do. We aim to establish a democratic culture across school emulating the British parlimentary system which has shaped modern Britain. Through a variety of platforms, we are commitment to listening to the views, wishes and experiences of all children and young people, shaping what we do as a school community, giving them invaluable experiences for life beyond school and demonstrating that they are valued members of our school community.
All children are visible within school as they are wearing badges and their pictures can been seen in our main school hall.
School Council representatives are voted for at the start of the school year by their class mates, having nominated themselves and voiced the reasons for their nominations. They are aspirational and work with the School Council lead to make the school even better and represent the school at local events.
Sanctuary buddies are an essestial element of our School of Sanctuary status promoting harmony across school. At the start of the school year, two Sanctuary Buddies are selected by their class as children who will support children who are new to school. They welcome the child, ensure they are supported with routines and expectations and make sure they are there for them as a listening ear or to play with.
Our Year 6 prefects support with the running of the school. There is a formal application process where a job advert is sent to the Year 6 children and they complete an application form if interested. Following this there is a formal interview with SLT and School Wellbeing lead.
Sports leaders work alongside the Extended Schools Lead to keep Abingdon Active. They make a comittment to lead the children in games and activities during break and lunchtimes to promote harmony and reslience for all children.