Pupil Voice Formulating Policy
UNCRC Article 12 Every child has a right to an opinion, for it to be listened to and taken seriously.
When our school behaviour policy was developed our RRSA Action Team was involved in discussions with the staff working party, identifying areas for improvement and discussing the impact of behaviour on learning.
They then started the whole school staff meeting with their own Powerpoint presentations, ensuring the voice of the children was a key part of the policy review.
As a result, green behaviour, that respects the rights of all other children in school, was identified as the basis of our new reward system.
Now this behaviour policy is under review. Once again, the voice of children is central to this and the School Council has been leading the process of collecting children's views and sharing these with the working party.
Right respecting behaviour is to be recognised in each classroom using reward systems agreed by the children and adults who work there. This may mean a dojo point, raffle ticket or entry to reward draw when children are spotted following the class charter, or complete some exceptional work.
To find out more, ask your child how rights respecting behaviour is recognised in their classroom.