Rainbow groups

We have nine rainbow groups which meet on Friday afternoons. Each group comprises mixed age children from reception class through to year 6 and the teaching and learning during the session is led by a year 6 pupil. Year 6 pupils are selected through an application and interview process in the summer term prior to them taking up their post. Through rainbow groups we teach aspects including: cultural identity;  our values; equality and diversity. We also use the groups as a forum for when we want to ask children’s opinions on many aspects of school life, including bullying and safety issues. Alongside rainbow groups sessions we also offer PHSE based sessions led by staff as part of Friday afternoon activities.

The rainbow groups promote our nine values and our older children act as role models for the rest of the community.

  • aspiration
  • respect
  • confidence
  • creativity
  • perseverance
  • resilience
  • trust
  • curiosity
  • service above self

Our values are promoted through all our work in school: curriculum; assemblies; social times. Children are encouraged to promote the values in all their work and interactions with others.