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Our Rights Respecting School

 

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Welcome to our Rights Respecting Schools page. We are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We as a school strive to fully embed the principles of  the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We have a Rights Respecting Mascot who features in all of our documentation, policies, signage and it can be found all across our school on displays and in a host of other ways. Its name is Robert the Rainbow (You have definitely seen him before!)

 

This is Robert the Rainbow:

 

 

What is a Rights Respecting School?

A UNICEF Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are heard, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. We have assemblies dedicated to children's Rights and the 'Right of the Month' is shared and developed across the school. Children and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day. 

 

Being a Rights Respecting School is not just about what children do but also importantly, what adults do. In a Rights Respecting School, children’s rights are promoted and realised and adults and children work towards this together. 

 

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) - What is it?

It is a list of children’s rights that all children and young people, everywhere in the world, have, no matter who they are, where they live or what they believe in.

 

The UNCRC has 54 articles, 42 rights are for children and young people up to 18 years of age. The others are all about how governments and adults should work together to make sure children and young people can access their rights. 

Children’s rights are all the things that children and young people need to make sure that they are safe, have the things they need to survive and develop, and have a say in decisions that affect their lives.

Click here to read the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

Our Whole School Charter

Our whole school has worked together to create a Whole School Charter, we call these our School Rights Respecting Values. This is our joint agreement about our expectations of how every member of our school community must be rights respecting. 

 

Our values are based on the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. We are Rights Respecting.

 

  • Our Values are for all children and adults in our school. Adults in our school respect children’s rights and always act in their best interest (Articles 2 and 3)
  • We respect that all children have rights and should always be treated fairly (Article 2)
  • We respect the right to feel safe in body and mind (Article 19)
  • We respect everyone’s right to be heard and listened to (Article 12)
  • We respect the right to learn, the right to develop our talents and abilities
  • and to let others enjoy their learning (Article 23 and 29)
  • We respect children’s right to play, rest, join in and choose their own friends (Article 15 and 31)
  • We respect the right to be in a safe, clean environment (Article 24 and 29)

 

Our Playground Charter

Children and adults have worked together to create our Playground Charter, agreements on how we will all respect the right of everyone to play, rest and join in.

 

Please see our Playground Charter below:

 

   Ou Playground Charter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Rights

The aim of our school is to help children achieve their potential and be responsible citizens. Being a Rights Respecting School helps children learn respect for themselves, others, critical thinking skills and informed democratic decision making. Children are taught to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and understanding. 

 

Our rights respecting ethos embeds the values of democracy, the rule of law, individual and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We enable our children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. We teach children to distinguish right from wrong and to create and respect Playground and Whole School Charters. We encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living in our community and around the world. 

 

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