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: 

RRSA 

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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

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.

Article of the Week:

Article 29 - Goals of Education 11th September 2023

Article 12 - respect for the view of the child 25th September 2023

Article 2 - No Discrimination & 30 - Minority Culture, Language and Religion - Linked to Black History Month 2nd October 2023

Article 24 - Health, Water, Food & Environment Links to Mental Health Week

Articles 1, 12, 13 & 19 - Anti-Bullying Week 13th November 

Articles 3 - Best Interests of the Child 20th November 2023

Articles 2 and 23 - International day of people with disabilities - 11th December 2023

Articles 4 and 41 - Introducing Human Rights Day- 15th December 2023

Articles 1, 4 and 41 - Making Rights Happen

Articles 5 & 18 - The job of parents and carers in the upbringing of children and young people.

Articles 2, 19, 37 & 38 - Holocaust Memorial day on 27th January 2024

Articles 17, 19 & 34 - Safer Internet Day - 7th February 2024

Articles 6, 12, 24, 29, 31 - What do you need for positive mental health?

Articles 17, 29 and 31 - Exploring World Book Day

Articles 24 and 27 - Exploring World Water Day

Articles 24 - Mental Health Awareness Week

 

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