We want to grow pupils behaviours and attitudes with pupils that make a highly positive, tangible contribution to the life of the school and the wider community.
We support this through the depth of the pupils' personal development and this project aims to:
As the project evolves in school we plan to draw in links with other areas, including resources from No Outsiders, to further provide opportuities for children to:
More detail is avaliable in the Values and Learning area of the school website (click the picture below).
Most civic engagement activities within primary schools are discussed within a contributory, personally responsible approach (see below). This approach encourages acts of responsibility in the community, such as giving to charity, and assumes solving social and environmental issues requires personal responsibility.
However, work this year (2023/24) between the Tiptree & Stanway Consortium (TSC) alongside the University of Kent highlights the need for this project to engaging children in civic activities with greater attention being paid to participatory and justice orientated approaches which together prepare children for impactful social action and change.
Additional information from Dr Alison Body (University of Kent) on her reserch project is below: