We are a Rights Respecting School
We are delighted to inform parents and carers that we have been re-accredited as ‘Gold’ by Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting School programme as a result of our continued commitment to the work.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school.
Gold is the highest accolade given by Unicef UK and shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life.
We would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to our parents, carers and visitors for your continued support with all of our Rights Respecting work, and we hope that you will continue to support us as we work to maintain this high standard once again.
As a result of our Rights Respecting work we have seen many benefits such as:
- Pupils’ enhanced moral development
- Improved behaviour and relationships in the playground
- More positive and caring attitudes towards diversity in society and the reduction of prejudice
- Pupils’ development as global citizens
- Overall school improvement including the learning environment and attitudes to learning
Our staff and children are extremely enthusiastic about the project, and we continue to promote the rights of children locally, nationally and globally.
Our RRSA champions meet each Thursday with Miss Walsh to discuss ideas about how to continue to promote children’s rights. Below are some of the things that we have achieved this year:
- New classroom charters
- New whole school charter and outdoor charters
- Send my friend to school campaign
- Outright campaign thinking about refugee children
- Celebrating ‘Right of the Fortnight’
- Fairtrade cooking for children and their adults in KS2
Parents/carers: To see more information on how you can meet rights mentioned in the articles, please click here to see a copy of our ‘Whole School Charter’.
Click here to see the 2018-2019 RRSA Champions list.
The RRSA steering group meets every term to discuss new ideas. If you would like to get involved please see Miss Walsh.
To coincide with our Rights Respecting work, we have made the decision to integrate opportunities for teaching and learning about Global developments and issues.
The aim of this work is to equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that they need to make a positive contribution to a globalised world.
Below are examples of feedback from the work that we have been doing:
‘The resources we used were engaging and children enjoyed looking at the climate kid’s website.’
‘There was lots of opportunity for collaborative learning through talk partners and discussed in groups how to reduce carbon footprint.’
‘All the children had a better understanding of what inequality was at the end of the lesson, many children could provide several examples and were able to describe the impact on people’s lives.’
‘This is an inclusive school and staff work tirelessly in promoting diversity and respect for each other and for different cultures. Pupils have a well-developed understanding of the rights of the child. The school’s commitments as a “rights respecting” school are woven through the broad and balanced curriculum.’
The Glebe Primary School – Ofsted 2016
Some of our children worked closely with a local company, ‘Apollo Arts’, to create our very own RRSA song! Click here to see a preview of the lyrics. We regularly sing our school’s RRSA song during assembly time and the upbeat tune certainly makes it a firm favourite with our children.