Hornbeam Academy is working towards becoming accredited as a Rights Respecting School.
We support and believe strongly in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and in particular that:
All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.
You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life.
You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.