Canford Heath Infant School is a Rights Respecting school and has been awarded the Gold 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. We also enjoy spreading the word about children’s rights!
Here are some pictures from our ‘Stand Up And Be Counted’ week and the fantastic new banners that the children created.