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Overview of our RRSA
Following on from our last Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) Steering group meeting, and before our assessment for level 1 (20th of March), I thought it would be good to give everyone an overview of where we currently are with the RRSA project and the impact that it is having:
- Recognition Of Commitment Award - We currently have this and have been working towards level one for over a year.
- We have a level 1 assessment on Monday the 20th of March.
- Much of the impact of the RRSA has been amplifying the Pupil Voice through our steering groups, student councils, New Learning Journeys (which you may have seen in the review recently), and class charters. Having more of a say was the theme of our Steering group meeting, where Learners throughout the school came up with ideas about how they could be more involved with the running of the school.
- RRSA and the Convention for the Rights of the Child (CRC) are now embedded into the curriculum – Weekly plans, Medium term plans, Topic webs
- RRSA and the Convention for the Rights of the Child (CRC) are now embedded into our vision and school improvement – ISDP and school evaluation.
- RRSA and the Convention for the Rights of the Child (CRC) are now even more embedded into our culture and practise – E.G. Pupil Walks where staff put themselves in the Learner’s shoes and then feedback to colleagues about their experiences.
- Awareness raising of children’s rights and the RRSA project through displays, assemblies and our fund raising
- Use the RRSA language within school contexts e.g. when working alongside children AND in meetings e.g. they have a right to… - CAFS, reviews, Class meetings.
Please take a look at some examples of the charters they have in every class, how the CRC is embedded into our curriculum documents and in our school development plan.
Next week we will be piloting our new “You said, we did” board – this was an idea that came out of our last Steering group.