Our Living and Learning message this week has been about respecting yourself. Have a conversation at home about this. What can your child feel especially proud of at home? And at school? Share examples of you feeling proud, too. How can feeling proud and believing in ourselves help us?
Junior Leadership Team
We’ve recently launched this year’s Junior Leadership Team election process. Our Junior Leadership Team (JLT) is one of the ways that children are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.
The election process allows children to develop an understanding of one of the British Values, democracy, with two representatives from each year group chosen democratically by their peers.
Here are some of the qualities our current Junior Leaders think are needed to be an effective JLT member:
- use the 8Rs for learning
- be respectful and polite
- help others
- be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)
- share and be confident with your ideas
- let others speak
- accept the views of others even if you don’t agree
- be friendly and approachable
- follow our school rules and make good choices in class and around school
This week’s whole school homework is all about the election and democracy, ready for the elections next Thursday 19 October.
Talking of pupil voice…
The Big Ambition
The Children’s Commissioner for England has recently launched ‘The Big Ambition’ to hear directly from children, young people, and parents across the country.
This is an opportunity to hear from all children, in every part of the country and in every setting. The survey will be used to encourage policymakers to think about children and young people’s needs, to ensure children’s voices are reflected in the decisions that will affect them in years to come.
Encourage your child to take part in The Big Ambition survey.
Measles cases are rising across the country.
- 9 out of 10 unvaccinated children can catch measles if someone in their class has it.
- 102,000 children starting school in England are at risk of catching measles.
Check your child is up to date with their MMR vaccinations.
Measles is highly infectious and if left unvaccinated nine out of ten children in a classroom can catch the disease if just one child is infectious.
Have a happy and healthy weekend.