Family Learning w.b. 6.12.21

Current focus: Listening and Talking

We will also continue to post the Rights of the Week and the Picture News related to our ‘Thought of the Week’ for families to share at home if they wish to. The children will complete activities in class related to these also.

  • Right of the Week – This week we are looking at rights related to Human Rights Day ~ 10.12.21 ~ Making Rights Real (Article 4) and Best Law for Children Applies (Article 41.) Can the children discuss what we can do in school to ensure these rights are upheld?
  • Picture News this is related to our Wonder of the Week ‘Do we need to create a virtual universe?’ in relation to a recent article in the news around the founder of Facebook (a social media platform), Mark Zuckerberg, has announced Meta, a new company brand for its apps and technologies that will concentrate on building a new way of using the internet through virtual reality.

Gold Rights Respecting Schools Award

I am delighted to say that we have today received confirmation that we have been awarded the Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting School Award at Gold: Rights Respecting. The Award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s planning, policies and practice. A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

Our rights journey has led us towards being a more understanding, inclusive and globally minded school.  Our whole community including children, staff and partners have developed our knowledge of how understanding rights and our duties within them help us to show respect for ourselves, those in our school and when learning about those around the world.  We have worked to expand children’s views from our small village out to different cultures around the world through work around equality and diversity themes. Rights respecting work has also interwoven easily through ongoing developments within the school around learning for sustainability. Children are able to apply their knowledge of rights when discussing news articles from all over and have a growing sense that they too can take action to support all children to claim their rights.  Their discussions have begun to show more depth and understanding and we are proud that the children show they are becoming the creative, inclusive leaders of tomorrow.

Please see below for the report compiled from our assessment visit and evidence submitted. This is a shared achievement that everyone in our school can be proud of. Thank you to Miss Mullin for her work in leading this also.

Job Vacancies

We now have our two Gaelic Early Year Practitioner posts advertised – see below. Please encourage any Gaelic speakers who are interested in a role within early education to consider applying.

We also currently have a Pupil Support Assistant post for 12.5 hours to work across the Primary and Secondary Schools advertised.