For the past 15 years, school meetings have been one of the major ways by which we have governed ourselves.
Each week the school meets in the hall to discuss suggestions for improvements and give votes of thanks to groups or individuals.
The meeting is always chaired by one of the 10 or 11 year olds and brief minutes are taken on one of our i-pads.
Everyone joins in, from 5 to 11, and some important changes have occured as a result:
the outdoor table-tennis table
the school chickens
the new basketball area
The meetings reveal children who are prepared to listen carefully, argue effectively and pursuasively and show a good sense of humour! All meetings end with various votes of thanks and on a positive note!