Success, nothing less.
By creating an exciting and challenging learning environment we ensure that every child reaches their full potential on their journey to a bright and successful future.
At Havelock we believe that children learn best if they feel valued, secure and part of a supportive community, so we have invested in systems that support this approach. Our vision is to enable pupils to thrive to be the best they can be within a calm and purposeful environment, so that they make a successful transition to high school and leave as confident, thoughtful and articulate learners.
As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School our values link to the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. Every time we talk about values we encourage the children to link them to Children’s Rights. Each class has a Class Charter that highlights the UNICEF Articles that they feel are important to be a successful member of their class. The Charter also outlines the responsibilities of adults (known as ‘duty bearers’ ) to support children’s rights.
School Council is elected at the beginning of the autumn term. Children from each class are invited to put themselves forward for election. Each class elects one school councillor. The role of the School Council is to meet the headteacher on a regular basis (at least once a month) in order to discuss and consider whole school priorities. Each meeting has an agenda and minutes are collated. School Councillors then report back to their classes so that everyone can put forward their views.
For example, School Council had an important role to play in the design and development of our new junior playground. They consulted their classes, ran a poster competition and met the project designers with the headteacher to agree the final layout.
School Council also show around important visitors, meet governors, support the head and deputy with whole school assemblies, report back to their class on the annual pupil questionnaire etc…
As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School we are passionate about children’s rights. Every child at Havelock has a vital role in upholding these rights and we encourage all our children to lead in this respect. Mrs Rees and her staff have an open door policy where we encourage pupils to tell us how they think we could improve things at the school. Each class also has a ‘worry box’ where they can write any concerns that they might have.
For more information please click here for how we are promoting British Values at Havelock
Click here for RRS UNICEF information