CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HOMEWORK CHALLENGE
SCHOOL VISION, VALUES AND AIMS – Parent Consultation
At the end of last session, we revised our school values and aims.
Here they are in a lovely Christmas wreath for you!
Our school values and aims are described by the acronym,
Happy and Healthy
Our communities (local, national and international)
Respected and Responsible
These are referred to on a weekly basis at school assemblies.
But why and how did we decide on this?
These are in line with the United Nations Convention for Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
|Children everywhere have the right:
• to survival
• to develop to the fullest
• to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation
• to participate fully in family, cultural and social life
|The four core principles of the Convention are:
• devotion to the best interests of the child
• the right to life, survival and development
• respect for the views of the child
The Convention protects children’s rights by setting standards in health care, education and legal, civil and social services (UNICEF 2011 – www.unicef.org/crc/)
The Scottish Government have taken the UNCRC forward in using the GIRFEC Approach. This stands for Getting It Right for Every Child. This approach is defined around 8 Well-being indicators, which are described in the well-being wheel here:
The Well-being indicators are aligned with the range of rights specified by UNCRC to enable all children and young people to grow and develop, and to reach their full potential.
You will see all of the indicators in our acronym. (Though we did have to be a bit creative and change included to valued!)