Help our children become responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society
Responsibility, respect, independence and agency, collaboration and contribution - these are key to everything we are at Drayton Park and everything we want for our children. These are the things our school values are about, created as they were by all stakeholders and experienced and celebrated daily through our Marbelous Behaviour system.
A key intent in our curriculum is teaching pupils to learn well which focuses on giving pupils choice and enabling them to be active agents in their own growth and learning. We invest heavily in developing pupils' cultural capital. We open their eyes to the choices and possibilities waiting for them in the world of work. We engage them in current affairs and teach them about the key social and political issue in their futures: sustainability. Our children have been on climate change marches and delivered speeches at Islington Town Hall.
We place a strong emphasis on oracy and debate, teaching pupils to listen thoughtfully, consider carefully and disagree in agreeable ways. We place pupil voice at the heart of what we do. We run an innovative, inclusive form of school council, which gives all our pupils experience of collaborative decision making and direct democracy.