Rights Respecting

30.06.17 – Recognition of Commitment!

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We’ve done it! The first step on our Rights Respecting journey has been achieved 🙂 Next stop, Level One accreditation!

26.06.17 – Steering Group

Today saw our first official Rights Respecting ‘steering group’ meeting. All of our Rights Respecting Champions introduced themselves and we had our first discussions about things we are going to do around school to promote rights. All of the Champions had some fantastic ideas – you can read the minutes of our meeting here. Check back soon to be introduced to each champion!

08.06.17 – Pupil Questionnaire

As part of our Rights Respecting journey, we have been busy asking the children across school what they think so we know what is working well but also what we now need to do to start developing the children’s understanding of their rights. You can find the results here – they make for interesting reading 🙂

Mrs Brown and Mrs Smith are also in the middle of making the tough choice of which of our fabulous children are going to be taking the lead on promoting rights within school. The decision will be announced shortly, so watch this space!

08.05.17 – Rights Respecting Underway!

Allerton Bywater Primary School aims to be a school which puts the children at the heart of everything we do and where every aspect of them is developed, including their health and well-being. As part of our aim to promote a child-centred school, we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

We are currently being assessed for a Recognition of Commitment (‘ROC’), which is the first step to the Rights Respecting award. As part of achieving the ROC, we have already completed a few tasks in school: we have had staff training, a whole school assembly to introduce the children to the idea of ‘rights’ and are currently following up this assembly with some classroom work.

If you would like more information about the Convention, click here to visit our website where you can find both the Convention itself together with a more ‘child-friendly’ version. Alternatively, ask your child to see how much they can remember!

We will soon be letting you know ways you can help us achieve the award: we will be setting up a ‘steering group’ to generate Rights Respecting ideas within school and it would be great to have as many of you involved as possible.

Mrs Brown & Mrs Smith
Rights Respecting Leaders

 

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