Rights Respecting School

What is a Rights Respecting School?

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.

Rights Respecting Team

When I started at Parkhill Junior, I received a warm welcome from all members of staff and especially from the children. I was very impressed and amazed by how much the right-respecting behaviour was embedded throughout the school. I was surprised to see how well the children followed the 6Rs and how it was second nature to them. It made me realise, that I’ve definitely made a right choice to be part of this rights-respecting school and I was thirsty to discover more. Whilst learning and trying to figure out the school’s routines and ethos, everyone was friendly and they took the time and effort to go through any unanswered questions. I felt settled and a part of a team.

Now, I am delighted to lead my own team, to the same journey which I’d been on, few years ago. Excited and pleased to welcome my enthusiastic team to making a change. Together we will promote our future children to be become more resilient, responsible citizens; ready for anything that life throws at them, to build strength which impacts their future, to take risk and become reflective thinkers. Consequently, this would help them to improve on their wellbeing, their families’ and the local communities.  Finally, together we will make the world a much better place.’  – Mrs De Oliveira (Rights Respecting Lead)

Quotes from around the school
Here are some of the views of the children about being a Rights Respecting School.  Parkhill Junior School is a Rights Respecting School because everyone listens to each others opinions no matter what race or religion they have. Roshmari 3O​ Being a Rights Respecting school, also has an impact on children’s behaviour as children understand it is their right to learn. Therefore, children remind each other of this in class if their peers are talking or trying to disturb them.  Miss Abbott