We are a Rights Respecting School

What is UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award?

 

UNICEF is a global charity which protects and supports children. The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between pupils and adults, between adults and between pupils.

 

There are four main categories of Children’s Rights:

  • Survival

  • Protection

  • Developmental

  • Participation

 

Our school works hard to promote rights and responsibilities throughout the school.

This has involved: Producing displays, Designing Class Charters, Writing and delivering assemblies, Presenting to governors, Gathering the views of pupils and staff and Working Together activities with parents.

Find out more by clicking on the Rights Respecting Logo above.

What can parents and carers do to help their children?

  • Talk to your children about what rights they have and how they can promote these rights at home.

  • Remind your children about the differences between wants and needs.

  • Allow your children to take on small responsibilities at home.

  • Watch Newsround with your children and talk about issues and how these may affect other children around the world.

Each class agrees a Charter with their teacher. They chose articles that were relevant to their learning and behaviour and agreed how they would ensure everybody received their right to it. The adults also agreed how they would make sure the children benefit from their rights.

Do you know your rights?