We are so pleased to announce we have recently been awarded our Bronze Rights Respecting Schools award! We have been busy teaching the children about their rights and ensuring this is championed across the school. Some of the exciting things we have been working on are as follows:
- Pupil questionnaires sent out to audit current understanding around pupils rights - 31 pupils took part. Symbols and communication aids where used to help the pupils understand the questions and enable non-verbal pupils to participate which gave a fair reflection from the school. Staff questionnaires have also been sent out to adult current understanding around the rights of the child. It was noticeable that a 77% of pupils said that they learn about their rights at school. 23% pf pupils have been talking to their parents about UNICEF and RRSA since we started the process which was encouraging.
- The creation of new assembly rota promoting RRSA has been a key priority. The rota includes a ‘Right of the Month’ alongside this an emphasis on school values that link with the rights, delivered appropriately to suit the ALN needs of the pupils. These are delivered weekly by staff and pupils alike!
- Creation of new RRSA display in school foyer and information around the school to educate our visitors, guests and families around the rights of the child
- Creation of a pupil voice policy
We are now currently busy preparing for our Silver Award Nov 2019 and direct liaison with our UNICEF representative! Results from our questionnaires show the need for a Mental and Emotional health and Wellbeing focus next term, so watch this space!