Rights Respecting School Award
We are proud to announce that this year we have embarked on a journey to become a Unicef recognised Rights Respecting School.
A Unicef Rights Respecting school puts the Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of the school’s every day practice. In the Convention, there are 54 articles which explain what children’s rights are. Articles 1-42 relate specifically to what children and adults can do to ensure all children’s rights are met. These rights will be learned, taught, practiced, respected and promoted by the whole school community. Articles 43-54 relate to how the Government will ensure these rights are met.
How will we become a Rights Respecting School?
- Each class has created their own Class Charter. Children chose the five most important rights they believe should be respected within their classroom and have explained how they will respect these rights.
- The Article of the Week is displayed in every classroom and shared in our weekly newsletter to ensure all children and parents understand these rights.
- The difference between wants and needs is discussed in school so that children respect children’s rights appropriately.
- Assemblies will remind children of their rights and how we can respect them in our everyday lives at school.
- A committee of children will monitor the progress made towards becoming a Rights Respecting School and suggest ways to improve our school further.
- Rights Respecting Citizens will be selected in year groups on a weekly basis. These are the children who demonstrate good knowledge of children’s rights and how to respect them.
For more information on the Rights Respecting journey, please visit the Unicef UK website.
“The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. We 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.”