Rights Respecting Schools – Our Class Charters
A charter is a visual document that establishes an agreed set of rights-based principles upon which relationships can be based and which provide a language for shared values. Creating charters can support a positive learning environment for children and young people in the classroom and across the whole school.
Creating a charter helps to make the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) more prominent and relevant. It should be seen as a framework for both adults and children and young people on how to respect each other’s rights. A charter not only provides an opportunity to learn about specific articles from the CRC, but helps to establish and build shared values and relationships for creating a rights respecting ethos. The process of developing a charter models a rights respecting way of working in school.
We are very proud of the class charters we have prepared during our establishment phase at Cornbank and here they are below. There are some very creative themes!!