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Response to lack of respect in schools - RESPECT programme

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by suzielou1987, Aug 13, 2011.


  1. Hi all,
    I'm a Y6 teacher and PSHCE coordinator in a large
    Junior school in Surrey. Probably like most on here, I was horrified at
    the rioting and looting that took place in many of our cities this week.
    I expressed disgust with friends at the actions of so many young
    people. It was incredibly easy to sit there and pass blame on their
    parents and secondary schools. I then was watching a news programme with
    a secondary school head on who passed comment that actually, the
    respect for authority and basic responsibilities should be taught in our
    primary schools. This got me thinking.
    I talked with colleagues
    and we realised some home truths. In the last academic year we have gone
    on and on in the staffroom about the lack of respect that pupils have
    given us - mainly low level granted - but disrespect nonetheless. Also
    in complete inability to take responsibility for their own actions.
    During the last academic year, this was simply staffroom fodder, but
    having seen the appaulling actions of some young people last week, I
    felt compelled to do something, as did many of our staff.
    I have
    written a school wide programme (which i've originally named the
    'RESPECT' programme) which aims to take the teaching of respect and
    responsibility back to basics in school. It includes a 6 week PSHCE
    lesson plan format for Years 3-6, a letter to parents, a new home-school
    behaviour agreement, 6 week's worth of assembly ideas and a
    implementation powerpoint to show to staff. As we are a CE school, we
    have also highlighted the Christian element of respect in the
    assemblies.
    I wondered if anyone out there would be interested in
    seeing and looking over some of the materials. It should be noted that
    our school is in an affulent 'well to do' area, however as I mentioned,
    we have noticed a shift in the attitudes towards adults in authority,
    and want to make sure the importance of respect and responsibility goes
    alongside the teaching of rights in our school.
    Please comment below for more info or feedback.
    Thanks,

    Suzie x
     

  2. Hi all,
    I'm a Y6 teacher and PSHCE coordinator in a large
    Junior school in Surrey. Probably like most on here, I was horrified at
    the rioting and looting that took place in many of our cities this week.
    I expressed disgust with friends at the actions of so many young
    people. It was incredibly easy to sit there and pass blame on their
    parents and secondary schools. I then was watching a news programme with
    a secondary school head on who passed comment that actually, the
    respect for authority and basic responsibilities should be taught in our
    primary schools. This got me thinking.
    I talked with colleagues
    and we realised some home truths. In the last academic year we have gone
    on and on in the staffroom about the lack of respect that pupils have
    given us - mainly low level granted - but disrespect nonetheless. Also
    in complete inability to take responsibility for their own actions.
    During the last academic year, this was simply staffroom fodder, but
    having seen the appaulling actions of some young people last week, I
    felt compelled to do something, as did many of our staff.
    I have
    written a school wide programme (which i've originally named the
    'RESPECT' programme) which aims to take the teaching of respect and
    responsibility back to basics in school. It includes a 6 week PSHCE
    lesson plan format for Years 3-6, a letter to parents, a new home-school
    behaviour agreement, 6 week's worth of assembly ideas and a
    implementation powerpoint to show to staff. As we are a CE school, we
    have also highlighted the Christian element of respect in the
    assemblies.
    I wondered if anyone out there would be interested in
    seeing and looking over some of the materials. It should be noted that
    our school is in an affulent 'well to do' area, however as I mentioned,
    we have noticed a shift in the attitudes towards adults in authority,
    and want to make sure the importance of respect and responsibility goes
    alongside the teaching of rights in our school.
    Please comment below for more info or feedback.
    Thanks,

    Suzie x
     
  3. You have been busy!!! Think you're absolutely right - respect and responsibility need to be be a focus within schools. It is easy to ignore the low level stuff as you say, but this is the tip of a something which does need to be addressed; infact drawing attention to this low level stuff may provide a useful platform to address the wider issues. If you don't mind, I'd be very interested in a copy of this to take up in my own school and I can discuss further with you. My email is: johngregory19@hotmail.co.uk

    J
     
  4. izzywhizzal

    izzywhizzal Occasional commenter

    Hi Suzie,
    Wow that sounds amazing and long overdue. I am deputy head at a primary school in Bristol and I'd jump at the chance to trial this in a multicultural, inner city setting and to liaise/review. My email address is elaineweaver22@hotmail.com. Thanks, in anticipation.
    Elaine
     
  5. Thankyou for sharing this. Sounds very good. My school is in the countryside but we have some issues here too with lack of respect and anger from a minority who feel let down and confused by the adults in their life at home for various reasons and this spills over at school. We also deal with very strange ideals where children seem almost to be encouraged to back chat and be rude to adults by their own parents. There are also many obedient, kind and generous children who are great but wonderfully naive and could be easily led. I would be grateful to see your work and will feed back too: knevez@hotmail.co.uk
     
  6. Hi,
    Thanks for your responses. I have emailed the materials to you all.
    Suzie
     
  7. Hi - could I have a look at the materials too? I'm secondary but this has interested me and I would like to look at making a 'secondary' version of what you've done to use with my tutor group this year.
    Many thanks
    atics@hotmail.co.uk
     
  8. Hi there, I'd be interested in your material - I am in secondary and in a non- faith school but presumably the themes are the same. I'd love to have a look and will get back to you on how it would work for older kids.

    Thanks a lot.

    hmarcano@live.com
     
  9. Hi
    I'd be really interested in having a look at what you've planned. I was thinking of doing the same thing!
    celton99@hotmail.com
    Thanks
     

  10. Hi,
    Many thanks for all your responses and interest in this
    programme. I have been overwhelmed with the interest shown and have now
    posted the materials online, which makes them easier to download than
    sending emails. The initial PowerPoint explains the programme, then if
    you would like the starter pack, fill in the contact request form on the
    site.
    Many thanks,

    Suzie
    www.respectschool.co.uk
     
  11. cgilmurray

    cgilmurray New commenter

    Hi I am also v interested in your work and was wondering would it work for secondary schools
    catherina
     
  12. MissGTeacher

    MissGTeacher New commenter

  13. PRUman

    PRUman New commenter

    Hi. Yes please!

    I start a headship in a c of e junior school I September and would really appreciate seeing these resources. My email address is dnixon21@outlook.com
     
  14. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Lead commenter Forum guide

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    QUOTE="cgilmurray, post: 12170025, member: 1390439"]Hi I am also v interested in your work and was wondering would it work for secondary schools
    catherina[/QUOTE]

    As this thread has been dormant since 2011 and the original poster hasn't logged on to TES for over 3 years I wouldn't hold your breath. The website where the OP said the materials could be downloaded - www.respectschool.co.uk - appears to no longer exist.
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  15. PRUman

    PRUman New commenter

    Aha...I must check the thread start dates because I've been caught out twice recently by commenting in threads which people have received
     

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