RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS
Llantarnam Community Primary School is a Rights Respecting School.
A rights respecting school puts the Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of the school's culture and ethos to improve well-being and develop every child's talents and abilities to their fullest potential.
This underpins our ethos and is embedded throughout the life of the school.
As part of our commitment to being a Rights Respecting School, we design and create our own classroom charters.
After discussing the articles in the CRC, we choose those which were most important to us. Each class then creates their own charter based on the rights of a child and how we, as ethically informed citizens, can respect those rights. Both staff and children understand their roles in following the charters and have all signed them in agreement.
Our School Charter is an agreement between children and adults in our school. They are shared values and principles based on the CRC. We then have agreed actions between all of the children and adults to ensure the rights can be realised and enjoyed by everyone.
The charters are our school code of conduct. The charters link to the school's behaviour
management scheme "Good to be Green".
How can parents support what children are learning about rights at school?
Take the time to ask your child what he/she has learned recently regarding children’s rights.
Discuss the ideas learned in class, and try to think of examples from your own experiences, or from the media, of rights being respected or denied.
Discuss how your child or your family can promote respect for rights, or help those whose rights have been violated.
Ask your child’s opinion on children’s rights.
Some typical ways of using Rights Respecting language at home:
You have the right to play but you must respect the family’s right to a tidy house and must tidy up your toys afterwards.
You have the right to watch the TV but your right to be fed is more important right now and you need to turn the TV off.
You have the right to an opinion and I will listen but you need to respect my right to express an opinion as well.
You have the right to be healthy and my job is to make you healthy by giving you healthy foods
You have the right to a clean world to live in and so does everyone else. Therefore you need to respect that right and put your rubbish in the bin.