UNICEF Rights Respecting School Program
A UNICEF Rights Respecting School
At the heart of our school's ethos and behaviour systems is our commitment to promoting children's rights. We make sure that children understand their rights in the context of our school, in their communities as well as national and global issues. We have received UNICEF’s Recognition of Commitment (ROC) and are working towards our Level 1 award.
Our children understand that with rights we must respect the rights of others. Practically this means that if we understand that we have the right to be safe, learn, be respected and happy; we must respect others to ensure they get their right to be safe, learn, respected and happy too.
At the start of each academic year every class decides which three rights they want their class to focus (see the example class charter).
In this section we have attached some literature to explain how this works in our school and links to some UNICEF documents about Rights Respecting Schools. You can also visit UNICEF's website for further information.
Every month we focus on a different right. UNICEF Rights Group (URG) decide the focused right and announce it to the whole school at the first Celebration Assembly of every month. To motivate and develop the pupils’ understanding further, there is a monthly competition, for example, to make a poster or poem on the focused right. We have included some images and resources from UNICEF and our URG.
Soccer Aid for Unicef 2019 is just around the corner and to raise money will be completing an obstacle course for the whole school on Friday 14th June 2019.