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Rights Respecting Schools

We are a GOLD Rights Respecting School!

Article 1: Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention.

Article 2: The Convention applies to everyone: whatever their race, religion or abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from.

Article 3: The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.

What is a Rights Respecting School?

The term ‘Rights Respecting School’ is given to schools that put the work of UNICEF at the heart of their educational policies and practices. Every child has rights and along with those rights come responsibilities. The adults and children in our school model these rights and respect them in all relationships. We aim to make children aware of their rights and to be respectful of the rights of adults and other children.

What is UNICEF?

The Rights Respecting School award is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.

UNICEF – the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

What are the rights of a child?

Below are links to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

UNCRC A Summary of Children’s Rights

UNCRC Child Friendly Rights of a Child

Why do we want to be a Rights Respecting School?

The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) helps 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 also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.

If any parents, grandparents or carers would like to continue to support us in embedding children’s rights within our school community, please speak to Mrs Grant or the school office to find out how you can become involved.

If you would like to find out more about the work of UNICEF or the Rights Respecting School Award, please

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