Rights Respecting Schools
As you may already know we are working towards achieving the Rights Respecting Schools Award level 2.
At Roseberry, we want our children to know their rights and how to respect the rights of others. We achieved our Level 1 award in January 2016 and hope to receive our level 2 award early in 2018
- Moving forward with suggestions from our level 1 feedback, we have appointed two Rights Respecting Council members from every class who all had to provide a ‘pitch’ and be voted for by their peers. The wide range of pupil voice of the school have contributed many ideas during our regular meetings.
- Held assemblies every other week in KS1 and 2 which have focussed on developing children’s knowledge of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.
- Rights Respecting ‘champions’ have placed important articles on display around school for everyone to see and decided that every display in school MUST have an article. We listened to the children and then updated our display policy as a result of this.
- Held a Rights Respecting Day where all children took part in activities related to particular articles and then presented their work in the whole school assembly at the end of the day.
- To ensure that all children have the right to relax and play the RR champions listened to the ideas of the children and decided to implement a playground buddy system in KS1 and KS2.
- Suggestion boxes have been added in both halls for children to express their views, these will be emptied fortnightly by the RR champions and suggestions discussed in meetings.
- Held steering group meetings to discuss what we have done so far and our next steps.
- During the summer, our Rights Respecting Champions pitched the idea of a sponsored fun run to raise money and awareness for a charity. Mrs Fearnley was impressed with their organisation and with some help from staff, the children organised an incredible event which raised over £3400 for CLIC Sargent. Visit our gallery to view photos of the event.
- From summer 1, we introduced an afterschool campaigning club.
- Following on from the success of the campaigning club, the Rights Respecting Champions thought that it was important that each class had a campaign to focus on that was chosen by the children. We took this idea back to the teachers who agreed that this was something that would benefit all children. Visit our campaigning page to find out more.
- To explore campaigning globally, we took part in the OutRight campaign 2016 and 2017 to explore the rights of refugee children.
- We held an anti-bullying day and joined together to share our work. The Rights Respecting Champions then took ideas from their class to update the school anti bullying policy. A child friendly version of the policy is now on display around school.
- Mrs Stewart has started to support The Village Primary with the Rights Respecting School award.
- We continue to collect Friday Penny to support a Goodwill village in India.
- Following on from an excellent contribution at harvest time, we have developed a good relationship with Billingham Foodbank and have collected donations for the Foodbank instead of charging an entry fee for our Christmas performances.
- We are in the process of ordering playground signs to display our playground charter.
- In September we held a Dental Health Week to raise awareness of good dental hygiene and overall well-being of our children. Teachers planned activities which were shared with parents, all year groups worked with Heather from Phunky Foods to create healthy snacks linked to their topics and some year groups worked with More Life on physical activities.
- Children joined us from other schools in our local area for a sharing event. The children took part in a variety of activities which included designing their own Rights Respecting Superhero.
If you would like to get involved with our steering group, please contact Mrs Stewart in Y5 or Mrs Haslam in Nursery as we would love more parent members!
Please click here to access our Article leaflet.