At Ladysmith Federation children are introduced to their rights and responsibilities in a range of ways. Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard.  Both schools have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. Each council meets weekly with The Deputy Head of their school and is able to genuinely effect change within the school. All of the council members for each year group are voted in by their class. 

Children have an annual questionnaire with which they are able to put forward their views about the school.