The Rights Respecting Schools Awards supports schools to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC or CRC) in their practice to improve well-being and help all children to realise their potential.
Together young people and the school community learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day. The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.
We are proud to say that we became a Gold Level Rights Respecting School. The assessors commented on how impressed they were with the articulacy of the children, their knowledge about their rights and the understanding of their application within the school context and beyond.
Article and Word of the week
Each week we focus one of the articles set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC). We discuss how we will respect each of these articles during assembly and in class.
The article of the week for the week beginning 10th December 2018 is :
Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.