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Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Rights and Respect

We are a UNICEF 'Rights Respecting School'. 

Article 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states:

'Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.'

Our School Charter

We...

Listen to each other

  • And discuss each other’s ideas
  • And always respect each other’s opinions

Keep the school tidy

  • By putting things away properly
  • By respecting our own and the school’s property

Respect each other

  • By being thoughtful and considerate to others
  • By doing what we are being asked to do
  • By being polite and having good manners

Look after each other

  • By telling someone if we are hurt
  • By including everyone in our games
  • By treating everyone fairly and equally
  • By treating others as you would like to be treated
  • By being honest

Always try our best

  • By working sensibly
  • By asking for help when needed and helping others when they are stuck
  • By not distracting others
  • By learning from our mistakes

 ‘Learning and Teaching’ is at the heart of school life at Lady Joanna. We are committed to raising the aspirations and achievement of our children and young people through:

  • Outstanding leadership at all levels
  • Inspiring learning and support for all delivered by dynamic and passionate professionals
  • Instilling a sense of challenge, enjoyment and passion for learning
  • A curriculum, unique to each school, which suits the needs of its children in their local community
  • All children will be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives; making sensible choices whilst respecting the views and attitudes of others

Promoting British Values at Lady Joanna Primary School

At Lady Joanna, we promote fundamental British values through our ethos, the curriculum, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and through our work as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.

We reinforce and promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Democracy

UNCRC  

Article 12 Every child has the right to be heard

Article 2  Every child has the right to be treated equally and with respect

Lady Joanna is a UNICEF Rights Respecting school. Each new term, teachers and children decide upon their class charter and explore the rights associated with these.

The role of the adults is to promote respect for these rights – both in and out of school.  Our School, Eco and Rights Councils play an active role in the democratic processes involved throughout our school – giving children a voice and participating in weekly assemblies.

The Rule of Law

UNCRC   Article 19 Every child has the right to be protected from harm

               Article 1 Every child has the right to be treated equally and with respect

               Article 29 Every child has the right to an education

 

The importance of laws is consistently reinforced throughout the school day. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. The class charters help to explain expected behaviour and associated rights in each class. Circle time is used as an opportunity to discuss difficult situations that benefit from whole class discussion. Keeping safe when using the internet is regularly discussed with children in computing lessons and in assemblies.

Individual Liberty

UNCRC   Article 19 Every child has the right to be protected from harm

               Article 12 Every child has the right to be heard

               Article 2  Every child has the right to be treated equally and with  respect

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for pupils to make choices, through provision of a safe environment and an empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; for example, in computing through our E-Safety policy.

Mutual Respect

UNCRC   Article 2 Every child has the right to be treated equally and with respect

               Article 29 Every child has the right to an education

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