Towerbank Rights Respecting Schools' Award

Follow our journey as we become a Rights Respecting School

May 30, 2018
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The Results are in….

The results from our vote are now in…

The 3 rights for our school charter will be:

Article 15 – you have the right to choose your friends and form groups so long as they are not harmful to others.

Article 19 – You have the right to be protected from harm, in body or in mind.

Article 29 – You have the right to an education that develops your personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. It should encourage you to respect other peoples’ human rights, and your own and other cultures. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

In August, our brand new school charter will be officially launched and for this we need your help. Josh had a brilliant idea of designing a mascot to represent each of the 3 rights. This will help each right become identifiable and will also help the younger children to understand what the school charter means.

We will be running a mascot designing competition to decide what these mascots will look like. The competition is open from all P5-7s and you can enter as many times as you wish.

Here are some of the contest guidelines:

  • Contest runs from today until 8th June (two weeks)
  • Mascots must have a name and bright, attractive design related to your chosen right.
  • Your entry should be done on A4 paper and your name and class should be on the back.
  • You can do just one mascot or design a mascot for each of the chosen rights.
  • Winning entries will be displayed around the school.
  • Entries should be submitted to your class RRSA steering group rep.
  • Winner will be announced before the end of term.
  • If you have any questions, please see your RRSA rep.

We look forward to seeing all your designs!

April 30, 2018
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The Big Vote!

We have been voting for the rights that will feature in our school charter. The steering group spoke at 2 assemblies about why each of the 5 rights on the shortlist was important to Towerbank, and pupils were then given 3 pebbles to vote for the 3 rights they would like to see become our school charter. The pebbles were then counted and the winning rights will be revealed at an upcoming assembly… 

March 8, 2018
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Steering Group Meeting 8.3.18

Today we looked at the class charters from across the school and tallied up the rights that appeared in the most charters. We then met with Mr Friend to discuss how we could turn these into a whole school charter. We decided that we will ask everyone in the school to vote between the top 5 rights at an upcoming assembly. Watch this space for the results…

Class Charters

January 25, 2018 by User deactivated | 2 Comments

We have all been busy learning about rights and creating our class charters. We have picked rights from the UNCRC that are relevant and important to our class. The next step is for the steering group to meet with Mr Friend to create a whole school charter…  

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December 5, 2017
by Mr Hepburn
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Steering Group Update

The pupil steering group has finished surveying the whole school. Here you can see them working with the Primary 1s.

Next the pupil steering group met to develop the action plan. From the base line survey it appears that in Towerbank there are three initial areas we need to work on. The first is a general need to develop a better understanding of what rights are. The second is to communicate these with the wider school community especially parents and carers. The last area is to develop a stronger ‘pupil voice’ within the school to allow pupils to have a greater say in decisions that affect them.

November 22, 2017
by Mr Hepburn
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Survey of what we currently know and how we feel about school.

The first thing our pupil steering group is doing is surveying a sample of pupils throughout the school to see what they currently understand about children’s rights. The survey also asks the pupils how well they think the school currently listens to their opinions when making decisions that affect them. This will help us decide where our initial focus should be in this project.

November 9, 2017
by Mr Hepburn
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Pupil Steering Group

On Thursday we had the first meeting of the pupil steering group. This project will be run by the pupils. Pupils from P5, 6 and 7 voted for a member of their class to join the steering group. We now have 9 members. Ishbel took the minutes. Thanks Ishbel. One of the first tasks is to take a base line survey about children’s rights. We are hoping the steering group can do this next week.

November 7, 2017
by Mr Hepburn
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Meetings to introduce RRSA to all staff

The teachers who are running this project held two meetings with staff. Firstly they met with the teaching staff, the deputies and headteacher to introduce the project and then they met the PSAs. At these meetings the RRSA was introduced and staff watched Powerpoints and videos explaining the project further.

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