This section focuses on how we can use Article 13 of the UNCRC in effective and meaningful ways.
The document, Context for action deals with the why question around participation along with how this benefits individuals and schools.
There are a number of activities included which can help develop staff understanding of pupil participation.
There are also scenarios that can be worked through with staff; some are based on a fictitious headteacher, Mr Wright. This methodology can be an effective, even enjoyable way to explore what participation means to staff and the differences between participation, consultation and empowerment.
There are very helpful illustrations to help envisage the difference between participation and empowerment through Roger Harts ladder of participation and work from Pablo Freire.
There is also a PowerPoint presentation based around the big bad wolf story to illustrate meaningful participation which shows alternative endings which are then related to a real life situation.
The documents below are numbered to give an indication of a development process which aids the successful implementation of RRE. Although the terminology RRE is now being used, as these case studies were written previously, RRR is still used in these examples.