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A Rights Respecting School

Last modified 11/02/2016 14:52


Terrace Road Primary School - A Rights Respecting School

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The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers/ adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

We are currently heading towards Level 2 on our Rights Respecting Journey and have this year  been working with the children to ensure they have a deeper understanding about UNICEF’s Rights of the Child.  Our Rights Respecting Steering Group has been established and the members include staff, parents, children and our local Community Police Officer.  They worked together to select the eight rights we, as a whole school, will focued to gain Level 1.

These were:

Article 8 – the right to a name and nationality

 Article 12: the right to say what you think should happen and be listened to

Article 14: the right to follow your own religion

Article 15: the right to meet your friends and join clubs

Article 24: the right to good food and water, to see a doctor if you are ill and to live in a clean environment

Article 28: the right to learn and go to school

Article 29: the right to be the best you can be while respecting others

Article 31: the right to relax and play


To gain Level 2 our focus articles are:

Article 6: the right to be alive

Article 13: the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people

Article 16: the right to privacy

Article 27: the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and have your basic needs met

Article 30 - the right to practice your own culture, language and religion and or any you choose

Article 37 - no one is allowe to punish you in a cruel or harmful way

Article 39 - the right to help if you've been hurt or treated badly


Each class has also created their ‘Class Charter’ with an emphasis upon the rights the children feel they should have in the classroom and the role they must play to achieve it.  The following pictures show the decisions made by the children in each year group:


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