We want the children at LCPS to be knowledgeable, not just about the content of the National Curriculum, but the world they live in and what is happening around them now. Votes for Schools brings topical issues and current affairs into the learning at LCPS. Not only do they learn, but they engage and ask questions. The children also contribute; submitting their votes and comments which are then shared with relevant professional bodies linked to the topic discussed.
The topic of the week is introduced in our whole school assembly every Tuesday and developed by a class-based session later in the week. The following week starts with feedback about the previous topic.
Votes for Schools provides weekly opportunities for the children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to discuss challenging current affairs topics. Children are given knowledge to evaluate and discuss before they comment and vote. The votes are collated nationally and shared with influential bodies such as government departments, police, charities and media outlets. They respond to the vote showing the children their voice is heard and their vote matters.
Votes for Schools provides enrichment and development of key components within the PSHE curriculum. It also supports whole school learning around spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) and bolsters children's understanding of British Values.