We have a democratically-elected Ethos Group who take a lead role in school in helping us all live out our ethos and values. They help evaluate and plan Collective Worship, and help children, staff and families to share their views on how we should do things at Lythe School.
Their biggest piece of work in 2023 is leading on the development of a new motto for the school that sums up our vision: “be the best you can be and let your light shine.”
We want all children to know that they are able to make a difference in school, so we have groups that anyone can join at any time:
School Improvement Group
This is a group which collects the views of children to find out what they would like doing in school. This group has also carried out a safeguarding survey and feeds back on the way we do things round school.
Collective Worship Group
Children work together to review and feed back on the impact of Collective Worship and suggest ways to improve it. They also maintain our Collective Worship Activity Area to give children a chance to respond to what they have learned. They also keep everything running smoothly, organising resources, seating and music so that we have a peaceful time.
We encourage children to take charge and become leaders if they feel that something needs doing in school. We therefore have a variety of lunchtime clubs organised by the children themselves to meet different needs and children are supported to plan and carry out activities, which they do very successfully. We have a thriving “Big Kids/Little Kids” club in which older children organise games to encourage positive playtimes for the younger ones; we also have clubs for football, mental health, litter-picking, science and art – really whatever the children would like to do!