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At George Eliot Primary School we provide a breadth of
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SKY NEWS INTERVIEW WITH HEADTEACHER BEATRIX SIMPSON
George Eliot Primary School Headteacher Beatrix Simpson is interviewed live on Sky News, following a report that adult numeracy standards are having a negative impact on economy. Ms Simpson was able to comment on excellent maths lessons, use of new technology and curriculum support for parents.
RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL
This year at George Eliot Primary School we are working towards gaining the Rights Respecting Schools Award. We are learning all about children's rights. We have also learned about our responsibility to respect these rights. In every classroom we have a class charter just like the Charter for the Rights of the Child (CRT). This reminds us of the responsibilities we have to follow so that everyone can be safe and learn. Later this year, we will also be learning about children around the world who don't have all the rights that we do and we will be organising some events to help!
Key principles and provisions of the Convention
The Charter for the Rights of the Child (CRC) consists of 54 articles. A 'child' is defined as every human being below the age of 18. The key provisions are:
• The right to a childhood (including protection from harm)
• The right to be educated (including all girls and boys completing primary school)
• The right to be healthy (including having clean water, nutritious food and medical care)
• The right to be treated fairly (which includes changing laws and practices that discriminate against children)
• The right to be heard (which includes considering children's views)
Why teach about the Convention?
Teaching children and young people about the CRC means that they can find out about the legal and human rights and responsibilities that underpin society. By learning about the Convention, children and young people in the UK can discover :
• They have rights
• They should be informed about their rights
• They should be helped to exercise their rights
• They should be able to enforce their rights
• There should be a community of interest to advocate young people's rights These tenets of the CRC are true for children and young people worldwide, making the Convention an excellent starting point for
for understanding global citizenship.
International Schools Award
Two years ago we started learning through the International Primary Curriculum, so that we could learn more about the world around us. Now at George Eliot we are taking things even further. This year we have formed links with Staindrop Primary School in the countryside of County Durham and a school in Bangladesh. Throughout the year we will be getting to know the children in these schools, finding out about their lives and sharing our work with them!