Rights Respecting School

Our school's vision and values have at their heart the importance of treating each other as we would want to be treated ourselves, with respect and dignity, making sure that each person is valued. This is one of the reasons why the work of UNICEF and Rights Respecting Schools is so significant to us.

We are incredibly proud to be a Rights Respecting school and of having achieved the Bronze: Rights Respecting level.

 

WHAT IS A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL?

The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

We believe in treating everybody with respect and dignity because we acknowledge everyone's God given value and unique identity

A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.

We feel it is important that when children learn about their rights it is important that deeper connections are also made in their understanding about the nature of rights so they are taught the ABCDE of their rights.

 

UNICEF UK RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS ARE REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT FOUR EVIDENCE-BASED STANDARDS.

  • Rights-respecting values underpin leadership and management.
  • The whole school community learns about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • The school has a rights-respecting ethos.
  • Children are empowered to become active citizens and learners.

To find out more visit this website: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/

 

Within our school, we hold the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the centre of everything we do. We have a Rights Respecting School (RRS) we are developing a committee which consists of Rights Ambassadors, from across the school.

As well as the Rights Ambassadors and School Palimaentarians we are aiming to are several other school bodies to which the pupils elect representatives, with the aim for these meet a few times each term to give pupil input to school decisions. 

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