Child Friendly Redbridge for schools
Schools are central to how we reach children and find out what is important to them. The schools involved in the programme have taught us a lot about how we can listen better to children and use their views to shape what we do, as well as making sure that children get the opportunity to hear how their suggestions were taken forward and implemented.
The work of the Child Friendly Redbridge programme could also contribute to your Rights Respecting Schools Framework.
We are keen to work with schools existing children’s participation mechanisms to understand what matters to children. We can provide questions for your School Council or equivalent children’s representatives group and visit your school to talk about our work. Get in touch with us at CFR@redbridge.gov.uk if you would like us to work with your school.
Our special thanks to the teachers and children at John Bramston Primary School for helping us to make our questionnaire child-friendly and for being the first school to complete it.
We are developing lessons plans with Highlands Primary School for the PHSE curriculum for Year 6 band Year 2 pupils. The lesson plans will encourage children to think about what they like about Redbridge, what they would like to change and what is important to them.
We hope to offer these to all schools to make sure as many children as possible are able to make their views known through our engagement period. Once we have developed the lesson plans we will share them on this page.
We are currently looking to work with a secondary school to develop lesson plans for this age group. If you can help us, please get in touch with us at CFR@redbridge.gov.uk.
Our special thanks to Highlands Primary School for developing the lessons plans for us.
As part of the Child Friendly Redbridge programme, there will be a Youth Panel, which will consist of 4 young CFR Champions and 1 CFR Ambassador from each secondary school in Redbridge. If you are aged between 12 and 16 years old and live and/or study in Redbridge then you could be an Ambassador for your school.
The nomination process is now open and will close on 28 January 2020. The election for the Ambassadors will take place from 3 to 13 February 2020. The Ambassador’s role may last for up to 2 years from February 2020 to February 2022. To find out more, please visit our Youth Panel nomination portal.