Haymoor Junior School is a Rights Respecting school and has been awarded the Silver (Level 1) award from Unicef UK.
We ensure that children are confident in knowing their rights, which are written in the form of 42 articles (published by the United Nations Convention on Human Rights of the Child). Through our teaching and ethos, we ensure that children benefit from their rights, and are respectful of the rights of others.
At the start of each school year, the children think about what will make their classroom a happy place to learn, and they will draw up a charter based on children's rights. The charters explain what rights the children have and, as a joint class decision, we agree on the behaviour we will show in order for all children to access their rights. We also agree on what the adults in our school community should do in order to support these rights.
We continually link our teaching to the articles and refer to them when talking about behaviour. Each class has a rights respecting book which the children can write in when they see rights respecting behaviour. The class with the most entries each week is celebrated in our celebration assembly.
Here are some examples of our class charters: