The children and staff see the importance of rights and understand that they are central to making our school a wonderful place to learn and grow. A rights respecting school teaches children and young people that they have rights under the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child. From this starting point they also learn to respect others rights in all relationships in the community.
The ethos created demonstrates to children the inclusiveness of a rights-respecting school and paves the way to participation in the life of the community. This in turn helps them to learn how to formulate, express and listen to opinions, helping to raise their achievement. This nationwide award scheme promotes the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child as the basis for enhancing teaching, learning, ethos, attitudes and behaviour.
Active child participation is a key characteristic of the award. Being involved in the Rights Respecting School Award [RRSA] means your child can be more involved in decisions about how their school is run.
What could this involve?
All around the world children are being denied access to basic things like healthcare, education and safe water to drink. Working towards this Rights Respecting school award will make our children more aware of their rights within the local community and the wider world. Looking at global aspects will make them realise that other people don’t always have the same benefits that they do.
To find out more about this award scheme, visit the rights respecting website. www.unicef.org.uk.