We are a Rights Respecting school. This means that we teach pupils that they have rights and responsibilities. All pupils are expected to carry out resposibilities around school in order to have the right to come to a school which is both a happy and safe place to be, as well as a well-looked after environment. Year 3 help lunchtime staff in the dining hall after lunch to clear chairs away, Year 4 are litter-pickers, Year 5 are librarians and playground pals, Year 6 are peer mediators and librarians. Playground pals and peer mediators are trained and supervised weekly.
We also have annually elected by their house team year 6 house team Captains and Vice-Captains. Children are placed in one of four house teams: Beamish, Greencroft, Harperley or Tanfield. There individual house points are added together for their house team to see who is the winner of the house team shield in every Friday celebration assembly. This helps to promote team responsibility and team spirit, as do other half-termly house team activities: team-building, rights respecting work, school vision work, local charity fundraising.
See below examples of our house teams rights respecting charters, “Annfield Plain’s Big Promise” and a link to other sites you may find useful.