Rights Respecting Schools

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Fleecefield Primary School is becoming a Rights Respecting School.

What are children’s rights?

UNCRC stands for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is  a list of rights that all children in the world have. The rights on the list are all the things that children and young people need to make sure that they are healthy, happy and safe.

There are 54 articles in the list and 42 of these are rights for children (the others are about how adults and government should work together to make sure all children get all their rights).

We are working towards achieving our level one Rights Respecting School Award

“The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their 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.”

UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) provides a framework to help schools to use CRC as the basis of their ethos. In a rights respecting school, children learn about their rights and the responsibilities that are implied. Children learn to associate rights with needs and distinguish between their rights and ‘wants’. They learn that if they have rights, they need to respect the rights of others.

Learn more at: http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools

Fleecefield has a group of UNICEF Ambassadors who meet regularly to discuss the workings of the school, and how things can be improved or run better.