Governance plays an important role in how members of the school community participate in and contribute to school life. A Human Rights Friendly School involves the school community in school governance and management in order to make informed decisions for the running of the school. Sharing responsibility for governance can often provide opportunities to cultivate relationships built on trust and respect, and of course more effective and responsible governance!
How can you bring your child up to be a rights respecting individual? This module on human rights parenting helps parents understand their rights and responsibilities as members of the school community. And to find the resources to do the same at home!
Student Council - Setting Up
Student Councils strengthen how schools are run. They are channels of communication between the students and the school management, to contribute towards informed decision making. As a group of elected student representatives, the student council supports the running of the schools by suggesting new ideas that are close to students’ hearts while also voicing concerns of the student body. Click here to find ways to make the student council effective, truly representative and proactive.
SELF ASSESSMENT MODULE 1
How human rights friendly is your school? Which areas of school life require human rights related attention? What is the level of human rights friendliness that your school aspires towards?
These are some of the important questions that our self-assessment tool helps you - the teachers and school management - to answer. Based on your self-assessment of your school, we help you build vision statements and action plans to strengthen your school's path towards human rights friendliness.