Dulverton Primary

"We love to learn, we like to play,
we do our best in every way!"

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.

 

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 are initially working towards achieving our Bronze award. To do this we need to ensure we have:

  • Informed the school community
  • Become familiar with the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child
  • Get a pupil - led Steering Group
  • Review our school practice for the three RRSA strands (Teaching and Learning about Rights/ Teaching and Learning though Rights - Ethos and Relationships/ Teaching and Learning for Rights - Participation, Empowerment & Action)
  • Complete an action plan

 

Once we have achieved the above we can then start to work on achieving our Silver Award.

 

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.