We have three 'Rights Respecting Steering Groups' at Courthill. Each group of children and adults meet together to discuss, plan and drive forward everything we do as a Rights Respecting School.
The groups are from Year Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 and the representatives do an amazing job. The children were chosen to be in the Steering Groups during this academic year because of their ability to contribute to class discussions and their interest in becoming a Rights Respecting School ambassador.
Article 12 in the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child states that "all children have the right to an opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously." During steering group meetings, all contributions and decisions are mutual, and the children's ideas are as important as the adults' ideas.
This year, on our journey to becoming a RRS Gold Award school (the highest of the awards for Rights Respecting Schools), the steering group have an important role as ever.