During a recent Respect school council meeting, the children discussed ways that our school values could be even more visible around the school. The children decided that a new set of Restorative Ambassadors on the playground would help to promote harmony and guide children towards resolving issues in a constructive and positive way. The respect council worked together to compile a list of questions that would enable them to the ‘ideal’ candidates to explain how they would make a positive difference. We discussed the relevant Articles of the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child, namely:
The Respect Council will also be undertaking collaborative activities with their classes this term to highlight pupil voice with regards to learning behaviour and attitudes across the school.
Congratulations to our new Respect councillors, who were announced in this morning's assembly. Our Respect councillors will be wearing red badges this year.
Curriculum 'Book Look'
The Respect Council joined Miss McGrath to participate in the Friday 'book look'. They found lots of examples of creativity and were particularly impressed with the Green Pen reflections that children had written in response to their learning.
Restorative Discussion Sheet
When all of the school councils met before half term, the Respect Council looked at the discussion sheet that is worked through when a restorative conversation is required. They made suggestions on how we could improve the discussion sheet and thought of ways we could include some of the articles from the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child could be included (Article 12 - Children have the right to give their opinions freely on issues that affect them. Adults should listen and take children seriously).