Rights and Values Group
Rights and Values - Elected Members
At All Saints' we promote Children's Rights and strive for it to become an integral part of our curriculum. The Rights and Values group are currently working towards the Rights Respecting Schools Silver accreditation.
We have discussed an action plan for this year and have decided we would like to focus on:
- Developing further awareness of the Right of the Month.
- Looking for further opportunities to develop understanding of Children's Rights including the council being involved in providing assemblies.
- To match up school Values with Articles and events to promote these throughout the year.
The Rights and Values group voted for a Chair and Vice Chair within the group to represent them in a school Senedd once a term. We meet regularly and work towards our action plan.
What have we achieved so far?
We have been working hard as a council to raise the profile of Children's Rights in the school. We have had regular meetings and have had our say on a number of events and activities this year.
1) We have introduced the Right of the Month display into every class and this is also shared with the school in worship sessions and tweeted out to the school community every month.
2) We worked together as a council to decide on which values we thought were important to teach across each half term and helped to prepare a presentation for Governors. Our brave Year 6 members then presented this in a Governors meeting.
3) Our council have also planned activities for World Children's Day and World Mental Health Day, sharing this with the school during a 'virtual' worship session.
4) We decided as a council to do a food bank collection as a school in order to help others who need it the most. UNCRC- Article 24: Every child has the right to the best possible health. Good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy.
5) As part of Mental Health Awareness Week in May, the council decided that as the theme this year was 'loneliness' we would relaunch the 'Buddy bench' at playtimes and lunchtimes so that children had someone to play with if they were feeling lonely. This was a success!
6) We also decided that we wanted to collect information on what the children in the school now know about Children's rights and the UNCRC. We designed and created our own Google Forms and sent it out to all the children in the school. This will give us useful information and will help us to identify what has gone well and our next steps as a council.