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 reach 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, where the adults and children work towards this goal together. We are proud to say that we are a bronze Rights Respecting School.
Rights Respecting Charters
The school has collaboratively produced class charters, a playground charter and a dining hall charter. The charters are an agreement which outline the expectations of a rights respecting school. Their aim is to make the Convention a real and meaningful guide to action on a day-to-day basis.
At the beginning of the academic year, each class produces their own class charter. Each charter is an agreement between the children and the adults in the class. It signifies a shared enterprise and acts as the ‘social glue’ which binds everyone together. Once the charter has been agreed all children and adults sign it and it becomes a reference for the class.