At Northern, the school community seeks to develop happy and confident children who are challenged to aspire to excellence whilst caring for, and respecting, themselves and others. We are committed to providing an environment that will develop a happy and healthy child. We believe this is the key to encouraging each child to achieve his/her full potential and to become a responsible and independent citizen.
We at Northern Primary School value the contribution that every child can make and welcome the diversity of culture, religion and intellectual style. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible educational progress and other outcomes for all of our pupils whatever their needs and abilities. The school seeks to raise achievement, remove barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access to all. All children with SEND are valued, respected and equal members of the school. Every teacher is a teacher of every child, including those with SEND.
If you have any concerns, however small you feel they may be, please arrange to speak to Miss Stott and she will do her best along with the class teacher and Mrs Marr to ensure that your concerns are addressed.
As a Rights Respecting School, Northern supports the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This is a set of 54 Articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life – civil, political, economical, social and cultural rights, all of which, children everywhere are entitled to. Our school policy relates to many of the Articles including;
Article 3 - (best interests of the child) The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.
Article 12 - (respect for the views of the child) Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.
Article 23 - (children with a disability) A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and, as far as possible, independence and to play an active part in the community. Governments must do all they can to support disabled children and their families.
Article 28 – (right to education) Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Article 29 - (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.