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‘Schools achieving more rapid progress are those which “had actively sought out pupils’ views as well as giving them more prominent roles” in school.’
Sammons et al, 1994 & Gray et al, 1999
At Rokesly Infant and Nursery school, our vision is for all our children to be able to politely and articulately share their views in a respectful way. All children must understand that you do not always need to agree with the opinions of others, but you must respect and value their opinion. We want all children to be clear, confident speakers, happy to share their views and ideas.
At Rokesly Infants and Nursery School we have an elected school council consisting of two reps from each class. They are elected by their class to represent the views of all children. Our reps must be an exceptional role model of our school values and have a positive attitude towards all aspects of school life.
The children are given a big question to work on each year. They ask the opinions and ideas of their class to help work towards a solution to this question and to bring forward changes to their school at council meetings. School council reps also write to companies and local businesses to help fund projects.
Junior School Buddies
To support all children transitioning to the Junior School Year 5 children can apply to become playground buddies, sport ambassadors and reading buddies in the Infants school. This helps all children to make friends outside of their year group and means your child will already have older friends when they make their next steps to the Junior school.
YouChoose assembly is an opportunity for all children to choose assembly themes, that are led by members of the SLT. The children become the experts to facilitate an interactive assembly.
Zones of Regulation
The Zones of regulation is used across the school to support children’s understanding of their emotions and how to use strategies to regulate when in a heightened emotional state.
The Zones have four colours that indicate how you are feeling see below:
At Rokesly we are a talking school, the children are empowered to share their views and feelings because they know that they are valued. Children use the Talkbox in school to inform us of a worry. They can do this by writing their name and class on a Talkbox slip and putting in the Talkbox. A member of staff will check in to help them work through their worry using a restorative approach.