Rights Respecting Schools Awards
What is the Rights Respecting School Award?
A rights respecting school puts the Children’s Rights Convention at the heart of a school’s culture and ethos to improve well-being and develop every child's talents and abilities to their fullest potential.
The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.
Ladypool Primary School has achieved the first award, the Recognition of Commitment and we are currently working towards our Level One Award.
In 1989, governments across the world adopted the UNCRC, recognising that all children have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate. The Convention sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that everyone under 18 is entitled to.
Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
The Convention must be seen as a whole: all rights are linked and no right is more important than another. The right to relax and play (Article 31) and the right to freedom of expression (Article 13) have equal importance as the right to be safe from violence (Article 19) and the right to education (Article 28)
For more information on the UNCRC please click on the link below.
The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters workshops:
As a school we understand that children have the right to access information (Article 17), but also the right to protection (Article 19). So in the Autumn term we delivered an Internet Safety workshop for our Year 6 children and their parents in partnership with BT and UNICEF.
The volunteers bring together BT’s technological know-how and Unicef UK’s child rights expertise to create interactive and innovative workshops that work for children, parents and teachers.
In the workshops, parents and children explored together:
- How they connect with others online
- Likes and dislikes about the internet
- How to get the most out of the internet and use it positively
- Ways in which people can misuse the information shared online
- How e-safety and internet access matter for the promotion and protection of children’s rights.
We will be rolling out the workshops for the rest of our KS2 classes so Parents look out for your invites.