You will be pleased to know that Sitwell Junior School has ACHIEVED Rotherham’s Charter for Parent and Child Voice. The development of the Charter was funded by the Department for Education (DfE) as one of just six Innovative Practice Projects nationally following the publication of the Lamb Inquiry: Special Educational Needs and Parental Confidence. The work has been highly acclaimed by Brian Lamb OBE and the DfE.
The Charter shows the commitment of Rotherham schools and services to care, include, communicate and work in partnership with parents, children and young people. Essential to each of these principles is trust. The principles first came from interviews that took place with children with additional needs in Rotherham, and their parents. This research showed that although there is much good practice in Rotherham schools and services, they can do even better; it is small changes can make big differences to the wellbeing of parents and children. It is now agreed that the Charter principles are relevant for all Rotherham parents and all Rotherham children.
We would like to thank all of the children, staff and parents who have helped us to work towards achieving the charter gold award. Please read the Sitwell Accreditation report which details reasons for our achievement.
Jonathan Moody (Head Teacher) and
Helen Thorpe (Charter Champion 2014-2016)