WE ARE A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL
EVERY CHILD HAS RIGHTS
As a school community we are working together to promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in all that we do. Working towards the award has helped us focus and celebrate learning and teaching that encourages respect for ourselves and others and helped us further develop ways of involving all our pupils regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, nationality, national origin, religion or belief and financial standing, to become more empowered in the day to day running and the strategic vision of the school.
Some of the ways we illustrate this is through embedding the articles into our policies, School Development Plan, our positive behaviour approaches and strategies, curriculum and planning. We want our children to become leaders of the school, steering the school towards excellence, whilst developing citizenship and knowledge related to British values, examples of this are through our pupil leaders, the Unicef Steering Group, and the impact on future planning through their evaluation of individual lessons and in assemblies.
We achieved our BRONZE AWARD on 23rd June 2016, our SILVER AWARD on 3rd May 2017 and our GOLD AWARD on 18th July 2018. For further information about the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA), please click here.
UNICEF work with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture, to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. The Award recognises a school's achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond.
We are already working extremely hard to empower our children and teach them about their rights. As part of our Personal and Social curriculum, children are taught about the UNCRC. We believe that by empowering our children in this way, it will help them to become better, global citizens in the future.rightsforeverychild
Our Rights Respecting School Charter was designed by the children and reflects the shared values and principles of the UNCRC.
We have begun this year with a new set of Class Charters for our Rights Respecting Classrooms. All the children contributed to creating a charter (or agreement) based on the rights that were most important to them as a class. As a result, Class Charters are personalised and democratically negotiated.
Adults working with children model rights-respecting behaviour and use rights-respecting language in order to reinforce the Class Charters.
We also have Lunchtime Charters displayed in the school hall and playground. These clearly show what the children’s and adults roles are in relation to the UNCRC.
We have been inspired to make a difference in the lives of children, locally and globally, and to teach our children how the can contribute to making the world a better place for everyone.