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Rights Respecting Schools Award
What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award?
We are proud of our Rights Respecting School Level 1 Award. This is an award given to schools on behalf of UNICEF, the world’s leading organisation working for children around the world. In 1989 governments adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The rights in the Convention are based upon needs that all children have in order to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. Achieving the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) means putting the rights and responsibilities of children at the heart of the school's ethos and vision. Doing this, we believe, helps our pupils become confident, caring and responsible young people both in school and in the wider world. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, also learn about their accompanying responsibilities.
What have we done so far?
- At the start of every new school year, each class create their own class charter using the model of ‘Rights and Responsibilities’.
- Assemblies in both KS1 and KS2 have a regular focus on Rights and Responsibilities and on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The School Council
Our School Council meets fortnightly and is made up of two children from each year group in KS2. The role of the School Council is, as always, to act as the ‘voice of the pupils’ but it will also be looking at ways, as a school, that we can embrace the Rights of the Child and celebrate being a Rights Respecting School from a child’s point of view.