As part of being a Rights Respecting School (UNCRC), at Handale we use Classroom Charters to establish and build shared values for a rights respecting classroom. Children and adults within each class will collaborate to decide appropriate behaviours for a rights respecting classroom and a rights respecting school. This becomes a useful guide and reminder with regards how we interact within our surroundings on a day to day basis.
The charter within each classroom will set out:
- The rights selected from the CRC which are deemed to be the most relevant. They will be worded in an age appropriate format.
- Besides each right the actions are agreed between all the children and the adults within the class.
- The charter is then signed by all and set out in an easy to use and visible style within the classroom where it becomes a point of reference.
The act is a reminder of the shared values and principles of the CRC and makes the Convention a real and meaningful guide to action on a daily basis. The charter is decided together, created together and signed together. It develops a sense of ownership of the classroom and the learning.