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Discussion in 'Scotland - curriculum' started by piglet171, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. piglet171

    piglet171 New commenter

    Well, the lunatics have very definitely taken over the asylum! Our school Rights Respecting schools Group have produced a school charter setting out what they are willing to do and what they expect the staff to do. This has been printed out and distributed to staff. Were the staff consulted? No chance! It's really nice (?) to know who is really in charge in your workplace!
    Alice K likes this.
  2. Effinbankers

    Effinbankers Lead commenter

    Let me guess, the group will be made up of half a dozen young teachers, probably under 25 and straight or recently out out of probation who are only interested in their own career prospects.

    And the group will be chaired by a crawling DHT, who asks "how high" when the HT says "jump".

    Ignore it totally. A load of utter crp.

    We were supposed to tie all our teaching materials with this rubbish - every page of every note that pupils got was supposed to be linked into these rights. I have developed selective deafness to this sort of tripe.
    inthered likes this.
  3. OwerAuld

    OwerAuld Occasional commenter

    Hasn't arrived at my school yet but are these groups not mostly made up of pupils?
  4. piglet171

    piglet171 New commenter

    Yes OwerAuld. That's what makes it so worrying. Pupils are deciding with one member of staff what ALL staff must do. no other staff were consulted.
  5. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

    So the staff, who are professionals with many years of training and experience, don't get a say but a group of children are telling the staff what they expect them to do? That makes no sense whatsoever. If the children 'set out what they are willing to do', does this mean they decide if they have homework, whether they will do any written work in class, how long they want their lunch break to be, which teachers they will have etc? Do the children now have the right to say how often their work gets marked, what teachers should wear etc?

    Somewhere along the line someone has got very confused about what it means to be Rights Respecting School. The Unicef guidance does not mention that the pupils have the right to take over the running of the school and tell the teachers what to do.
    Alice K and Effinbankers like this.

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