Miss Coatsworth – Personal Development & Well-being Lead
At Harlow Green Community Primary School we endeavour to create a caring, creative and happy environment. Each child is encouraged to reach their full potential and their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded. All of our children benefit from a rich and diverse curriculum that has spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning at its core. We believe it is imperative that the skills our children develop whilst in school help them to prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of everyday life.
Our Personal, Social and Health Education is interwoven through all areas of our curriculum, in addition to focusing on Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Our vision is to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to become fully-rounded children who are healthy, confident, sociable and emotionally literate. We aim to prepare children for life in Modern Britain today. It also helps children to develop and apply skills and attitudes to allow them to become full and active citizens in our wider global community.
As a UNICEF Rights Respecting school, we ensure that children gain an understanding of both their rights and responsibilities as a child. We help to develop children’s acceptance of difference and diversity and provide them with a strong moral compass.
At Harlow Green Community Primary School, we have achieved the Level 1 UNICEF Rights Respecting school award which sets out the human rights of every person under the age of 18. The award ‘supports schools to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in their practice’.
The Convention is a very important document because it recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate. It also lays out what countries must do to ensure that all children and young people can enjoy their rights, regardless of whom they are, or where they are from.
As a staff we are committed to promoting the rights of every child and putting them at the heart of everything we do. Giving the children the necessary information so that they understand their own rights and also respect the rights of others around them has empowered our children and enabled them to realise their potential and strive to become active global citizens.
To find out more information about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child and for a full list of the 42 children’s rights please visit the UNICEF RRS website by clicking on the Unicef image above.