Our Rights Respecting Ethos

OUR UMBRELLA RIGHTS  

THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE FROM HARM   

THE RIGHT TO BE HEALTHY   

THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD 

THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION 

THE RIGHT TO A CHILDHOOD  

 

'What are Rights?'

At Haveley Hey we  believe passionately in our children;  in what they can achieve and in who they are going to be as they grow and make their mark in the world. In order for children to be the best that they can be, we believe that they need to grow up knowing and understanding their Rights, as laid down by the United Nations in the Convention for the Rights of the Child. We believe that growing up with this awareness and knowledge will mean that children will gain a greater respect for themselves, for others and for the world in which they live, becoming active citizens who have a voice and strive to be heard.

 

The Convention sets out 42 ARTICLES that tell children and adults what special Rights children should have in their lives and how these rights need to be protected by the adults around them, at home, in school and by the Government.

 

These 42 Rights fall into UMBRELLA  or Fundamental Rights that make sure that children have the -

 

· Right to be Safe,

 

· Right to be heard,

 

· Right to be treated fairly,

 

· Right to a childhood,

 

· Right to be healthy

 

At Haveley Hey we use these Rights within our curriculum, in the way we speak to children, in the way we deal with behaviour, in our classroom charters, in our assemblies and in the planning we do to improve our school.

From Nursery up to Year 6, children will be finding out about this and most importantly, the difference between a WANT and a NEED. We are really clear that having Rights does not mean that you can get or have anything that you want!

Why not find out more—ask any member of staff, speak to our Parent Governors, access the UNICEF website for Rights Respecting Schools or get involved inour active Parent Focus Group.

http://www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa

Creating a Parents Charter to support our Rights Respecting ethos

In school we have a whole school charter that says what rights we respect in our school and how we do this (see Rights Respecting Behaviour page) each class also has their own class charter. These state what rights the children feel should be respected within their classroom environment by everyone, in order for everyone to learn as well as they can.

Our next step in promoting the Rights of the Child is to create a Parents Charter. Children know that they need support from adults around them in order to be able to become the best that they can be. The Parents Charter will say how all parents can help children to make the most of their

Right to be heard,

Right to be treated fairly

Right to be safe

Right to healthy

Right to be the best that they can be

The ideas have all come from the recent Learning Log challenge where parents and children across the school worked together to share their ideas of what needed to go in the Parents Charter. Since then, School Council have sorted through the hundreds of ideas and picked out the most popular. The charter has been shared at our community event for initial feedback from parents who attended and will be launched this term. Look out for more new on the Parents page.

THE RIGHT TO BE TREATED FAIRLY