Since January 2013 our school has been working towards becoming a ‘UNICEF Rights Respecting School’. This picture shows the children with the certificate Fair Furlong has received this term from UNICEF for achieving our recognition of commitment certificate in our work towards becoming a Rights Respecting School.
What is a Rights Respecting School?
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers/adults and pupils; between adults; and between pupils.
We believe that being a Rights Respecting School supports a rich learning environment that places the best interests of the child at the heart of all our policy and practice.
All of our classes have a learning and rights and responsibilities charter which ensures that our young people are continuously reminded about how their actions contribute to a positive learning environment for everyone. These charters are based around 6 key areas: Movement, Relationships, Communication, Learning, Solving Problems, Adults in the learning environment.
Furthermore our RRS steering group devised a lunchtime charter which helps us to respect one another during our lunchtimes. This can be viewed by clicking on this link.
Our Key Rights
There are 54 articles in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), in order to provide our school with a focus, 5 of these rights have been chosen for us to look in detail at. These 5 articles have been chosen as they reflect our school values. These articles are referred to in our lessons and around the school. Every child in our school has illustrated one of these rights so that we all have an understanding of what they mean to us as individuals.
Click on this link to see our key rights
Each year we survey the pupils to see how they feel in school. Click on this link to see the results of our 2013-2014 survey.