Rights Respecting School
Do you know what your rights are?
Click on the attached documents to find out more.
Click on our Rights Respecting School Updates to see how we have been developing knowledge of the UNCRC.
(UNCRC Article 42)
We achieved the Rights Respecting Silver Award in December 2019. This award is granted by Unicef UK to schools that are embedding children’s rights throughout the school in their policies, practice and ethos. We are extremely proud of our children and our whole school community, as we have worked to promote children’s rights within our school. Our children spoke enthusiastically about our rights respecting journey and the impact on their interactions with others both in and out of school.
Our report from Unicef states that children ‘were passionate about the importance and relevance of children’s rights in school and beyond. Children described how they value being a rights respecting school because it helps them to know their rights and “keeps them safe.” ‘ The UNCRC underpins all that we do in school and our Rights Respecting Silver Award is a lovely way to recognise this.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is displayed in each classroom in our school. We wrote to the Children’s Commissioner and asked her for these colourful posters to support us in our Rights Respecting Journey (Article 12: Respect for the views of the child)
THE UNCRC sets out a child’s rights to:
- Survive and have good health
- Be protected from harm
- Develop their talents and skills
- Participate in the world to which they belong.
Each class in our school has a Rights Respecting Charter on display. These Charters are created at the beginning of the year by our children. We discuss our rights and highlight the UNCRC articles that we feel are most relevant in our classrooms. We then collaborate to create a list of actions that we will carry out to ensure that the rights of others are respected. We all sign our charter in some way, to show that we are committed.
Our School Charter
The following link will direct you to a summary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:
Click here to see the UNCRC - Summary