Reform, Restore, Respect
We see it as absolutely central to our duty as teachers to prepare children for the wider world and to that end we invite a range of visitors into school to talk to the children.
Recently we had a visit regarding responsibility in the wider world for our oldest children as they prepare to move towards secondary school, and the additional independence that this brings. This was by the charity Reform, Restore, Respect (RRR). The purpose of the charity is to teach young people the realities of prison life and the importance of education. Sevenoaks District Council’s Community Safety Unit funded the project to provide workshops to schools within the District. RRR targets Year 6 children and educates them of the issues before they start the transition to Secondary school.
Subsequently Reform, Restore and Respect came into school to talk to both years 5 and 6 about the realities of bullying and how to combat it. The children found this really interesting, particularly the information about cyber-bullying, which is sadly becoming increasingly prevalent, and it helped them to understand how to stand up against this kind of behaviour in a safe and responsible way.