Dulverton Primary School

Rights Respecting Schools

We are working towards becoming a Rights Respecting School and we would like to give you some information about what this means. We have achieved our Bronze award and we are now working towards our Silver award.

To achieve the Silver award we need to be able to show that we are working towards and achieving the three strands which are:

  • Teaching and Learning about Rights
  • Teaching and Learning through Rights (Ethos & Relationships)
  • Teaching and Learning for Rights (Participation, Empowerment & Action)

The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture.

The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. It recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential. A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

We already do a huge amount of work which encompasses these rights but we will be teaching the children more explicitly about the different articles in the UN Convention. This will be achieved through their lessons, assemblies and RRSA sessions/ day. The children will learn about and understand their rights with a view to improving behaviour, relationships and wellbeing.

 

For more information about:

 

RRSA: 

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/

 

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-convention-child-rights/

 

A summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

https://www.unicef.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/UNCRC_summary-1_1.pdf

 

We already do a huge amount of work which encompasses these rights but we will be teaching the children more explicitly about the different articles in the UN Convention. This will be achieved through their lessons, assemblies and RRSA sessions/ day. The children will learn about and understand their rights with a view to improving behaviour, relationships and wellbeing.

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