Rights Respecting School
On the 20th November 1989 the world made a set of promises for every child on earth. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international statement of all of those promises.
UNICEF protects and promotes those rights and the Rights Respecting Schools Award seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture and makes it clear what all of us involved in the lives of children must do so that:
- All children grow as healthy as possible
- All children learn at school
- All children are protected
- All children have their views listened to
- All children are treated fairly
The Award recognises achievement in incorporating the Convention into a school’s planning, policies and practice. A Rights Respecting School teaches child rights and models rights and respect in all its relationships – between teacher / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
Taking part in The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.
Being a Rights Respecting school has become part of our everyday school life and we are proud to have already achieved the Bronze Award - Rights Committed and are aiming to achieve the Silver Award - Rights Aware in October 2019.
Click here to read a summary of the Convention on the rights of the child.