classroomThe schools values are based on Respect, Equality and Inclusion.

Respect    To see each pupil as an individual and to recognise their needs both socially and educationally.

Article 12- respect for the views of the child ‘Children have the right to say what they think should happen, and have their opinions taken into account’.

Equality – to equip all pupils with the communication and transferable skills required to participate in society

Article 2 – non discrimination ‘the convention applies to all children, whatever their race, religion or abilities: whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from. It does not matter where children live, what language they speak, what their parents do, whether they are boys or girls, what their culture is, whether they have a disability or whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.’

Article 23- children with disabilities ‘Children who have any type of disability have the right to special care and support, as well as all the rights in the convention, so they can live full and independent lives.’

Inclusion – to teach skills for life, learning and work through a broad and relevant curriculum.

Article 29- goals of education ‘children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest’

Article 42– knowledge of rights- ‘Adults should help children learn about their rights.’

Our vision for children and young people in South Lanarkshire is to ensure that they live in a community where they feel safe, included, nurtured and respected.  They should be part of a society where they have the opportunity to maximise their full potential and have access to good quality health, education and leisure services and to have co-ordinated support for the most vulnerable.