School Senedd/Rights Respecting Ambassadors
St Joseph's RC Primary School
WE HAVE ACHIEVED OUR GOLD AWARD STATUS! WELL DONE TO THE SENEDD FOR THEIR HARD WORK IN ACHIEVING THIS-LET'S CONTINUE OUR GOOD WORK TO BE A VOICE FOR THE SCHOOL. DA IAWN PAWB!
We are excited to introduce our School Senedd 2023-24!
We have been discussing how we are going to move forward and what our aims for this term are.
Check out our new 'Senedd' display in the corridor!
Our school 'Senedd' is made up of representatives from our class action groups. We have a First Minister and Deputy First Minister who will be heading our Senedd.
- To be a voice for all right holders (pupils) in the school.
- To work on behalf of the right holders to make the school a better place.
- To work together with duty bearers (staff and senior leaders) to make the school a success.
- To organise events to help raise money those who do not have their rights met in our community and globally.
Our Action Plan
First Minister and Deputy First Minister! We will be advocates for helping others to access their rights. We will ensure each class has a rights’ charter and children can discuss their charters. We will support the Senedd and the school in working towards the Gold Award.
25.4.23 - WHAT HAVE WE DONE SO FAR THIS YEAR?
- Selected our Chair and Deputy Chair.
- •Participated in the Super Ambassador Special Missions from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales and attended the Ambassadors workshop.
- •Created competitions based on rights.
- •Taken part in assemblies on our right of the month.
- •Presented information to the whole school and classes on events such Autism Awareness Month and Global Citizenship.
- •Took part in the teacher recruitment process.
- •Created a school suggestion box and acted upon any suggestions.
- Lead the Unicef pupil and staff survey and studied the data to suggest ways forward.
- Raised money for the British- Ukrainian Aid charity by having a used book sale.
- Attended the Rights Respecting Celebration at Techniquest ( Child- Friendly Cardiff event)
Our Digital Leaders have created a Rights Respecting quiz for parents!
SPRING TERM SUPER AMBASSADORS SPECIAL MISSION!
Each the term the Children's Commissioner for Wales sets a special mission for the Super Ambassadors. As part of this term’s ‘Special Mission’, Year 5/6 have been exploring the costs of the school day and how it could affect families. We have discussed concerns we have about school costs. We identified costs of the school day, and costs of the school year. We thought about how children whose families are struggling financially might be feeling and what aspects of school life they may find difficult to access. We sent our findings and suggestions to Mrs Riordan and the Senior Leadership Team and we worked together to discuss ways forward. Check out the word document below to see our findings!
8.3.23 Senedd Meeting- Discussing our action plan for this half term!
Each action group told us about their goals for the end of the Spring Term. We also talked about our whole school competition entries and how we are going to distribute our pupil and staff Rights Respecting surveys.
17.1.23 A busy start to the term for the Senedd!
Senedd Meeting - Ionawr 17eg 2023
Spring Term competitions.
Feedback to staff on RRS learning walk.
Discuss creating a brochure about local healthcare services for parents new to the country- twitter shoutout to parents to help us complete a survey.
Create the survey.
Organise fundraising event for Ukraine generators- used books fair, wear yellow and blue. Date TBC
UNICEF Outright Campaign
3.10.23- We have signed up to the UNICEF OUTRIGHT CAMPAIGN. This year, the focus is on ‘Children’s Right to Health’. We are currently working on different projects in class dealing with the impact of different healthcare systems across the world and the obstacles that prevents some children from accessing healthcare.
The St Joseph’s School Senedd comprises of representatives from all Year Groups from Year 3-6. Each committee member has been given a specific role. These include; Rights Respecting Schools Super Amassadors, Eco Committee, Fairtrade Committee, Mini Vinnies, Healthy School Ambassadors, Curriculum Ambassadors. They meet to develop their own areas each week and feedback to the whole Senedd in their monthly meetings. The Senedd also discuss issues brought up from their own classes, enter national competitions raising awareness of issues, as well as being involved in the interview process of new staff at St. Joseph’s.
Senedd yr Ysgol 2021-22. Pwy Yw Pwy?
Ava and Emilia have been elected as First Ministers for the Senedd!
Tasks for February 'Class Action Group' meetings.
All Senedd members have been given a 'Road Map' to complete for their specific action group - this will be using this to feedback during the next meeting on what will be happening in each committee area for the rest of the year.
Senedd Meeting Spring 2022
The Senedd have been given the task of helping to write the school Vision Statement. We used the results of the questionnaire completed by some parents, staff and pupils about what words represented our school best. We used these key words to mind map different statements. The school leadership team will take our ideas into account when creating our new mission statement.
Full Senedd Meeting 11.10.21
All action groups presented the outcomes to the Senedd on their class actions following their meetings. We gathered this information in order to create a calendar of events for the school for the next academic year.