Rights Respecting School Award

We are proud to announce that we have recently achieved our ‘Recognition of Commitment’ award from the UNICEF Rights Respecting School program.

"The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils."

We have chosen 6 Articles, from those listed in the Rights of the Child leaflet, to focus upon:

Article 12

Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

Article 13

Children have the right to get and to share information, as long as the information is not damaging to them or to others.

Article 15

Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

Article 23

Children who have any kind of disability should have special care and support, so that they can lead full and independent lives.

Article 29

Education should develop each child's personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, and their own and other cultures.

Article 31

All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.

We meet together regularly to plan and discuss our rights.

We have displays to help remind us of our rights.

How can you help us?

  • Take time to ask your child what he/she has learned recently regarding children’s rights.
  • Discuss the ideas learned in class and try to think of examples from your own experiences or from the media of right being respected or denied.
  • Discuss how your child or your family can promote respect for rights or help those whose  rights have been violated.
  • Model language using rights and responsible language with your children.
  • Ask your child’s opinion on children rights.