Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, committees are unable to meet so this year each class will take responsibility for a committee.
Each committee will have a tab in the ‘Pupil Voice’ drop down in the main menu. Please check here for regular updates.
The aim is to ensure:
– Pupil participation is integral to the school’s vision and ethos. – Clear structures are in place to capture pupils’ view. – Pupils have a range of opportunities to influence decisions affecting them. – Pupils work as part of a team with a common goal.
This years committees will be:
P1C – Eco/Gardening
P1M – Digital Technology
P1M/P – Outdoor Learning
P2B – Modern Languages
P2R – Global and Local Warriors
P3M – Digital Technology
P3G/T – Health and Wellbeing
P4K – Digital Technology
P4R – STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths)
P5C – Modern Languages
P5R – Health and Wellbeing
P6R – Rights Respecting Schools
P6S – Eco/Gardening
P7A – Outdoor Learning
P7G – Global and Local Warriors
Our nurseries will also be working to develop outdoor learning across the school.
In addition to this, the house captains will also be meeting regularly with Mr Wallis to make decisions and changes to support the whole school.
If you have any suggestions or feel you can support any of the committees virtually, please email the school.
UNCRC Article 12 – Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.
Please find the attached flyer for the weekly Speech & Language Therapy advice line. This line accepts calls from parents/carers who have concerns about their child’s speech, language or communication.
The Resilience Alphabet includes ideas and activities to help your child build inner strength and wellbeing. For each letter there is a definition, something to think about, something positive to say and some suggestions of things to Make, Do or Write.
On 1st February 2018, Ferryhill School were visited by UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award assessors. We are delighted to be able to share that Ferryhill were successfully accredited under the new UNICEF RRSA award scheme standards and they became the first school in the UK to successfully achieve Gold using the new outcome strands.
Assessors noted a number of strengths in their final report and were particularly impressed by:
(The) polite, welcoming and confident children
Pupils who have a deep understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Pupils could clearly see and explain the relevance of the CRC to their daily lives
An inclusive ethos based on a sound understanding by pupils and staff of the concepts of equity and fairness
Staff (who) model rights respecting language and behaviours
The recognition and celebration of wider achievement is highly valued by staff and pupils and linked to the CRC
RRSA is embedded across the school, and all staff are fully committed and engaged with the process.
Assessors went on to say…
“The school is a wonderful ambassador for children’s rights and works hard to promote awareness in their local community and this wonderful achievement is recognition of the hard work, commitment and passion by pupils, staff and parents. Well done Ferryhill School!”
As a school, we will continue to build on this success and to guide and support our pupils to ensure that all children enjoy their rights.