The school provides pupils with meaningful opportunities to understand how to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society. Pupils know how to discuss and debate issues and ideas in a considered way.
Charlton encourages respect for democracy by democratically electing school Student Senior Leadership teams. We have Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputies, House Leaders and many more positions for student’s voice throughout the school. Members from each tutor group are also elected to the Charlton school Council. Elected members represent student voice at regular Student Council meetings. The student leadership team is very well established and provides opportunities for students of all ages to represent their peers. Pupils vote on various school decisions, regularly complete questionnaires, and put forward their views. We promote a listen and respond culture where every voice is valued.
At Charlton, a significant number of opportunities are organised around our House structure. We have four houses Birch, Willow, Sycamore and Hawthorn. The houses are named after the trees which surround us in our impressive new building. All pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to through a well-established student leadership team which is based around the house system. House points are awarded to reward success in lessons and contributions to the wider curriculum allowing us to use our rewards system to acknowledge and celebrate individual and group success in our termly celebration assemblies.