Rights Respecting

We are now a Silver Level Rights Aware School! 
Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to achieve this recognition on the assessment day in December 2017. Keep your eyes out for more information as we progress towards our Gold Rights Respecting Award.
 
Attached below is the report from our Rights Respecting School Award Assessor. Please have a read, it highlights all the wonderful things our pupils have achieved so far on their Rights Respecting journey:
Congratulations on the election of our Rights Champions Team for the 2017- 18 Academic Year:
Grace, Sam, Demi, Courtney, Oliver and Tiona

The Unicef UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non- discrimination and participation. The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day. 

 

The impact of Rights Respecting on our school and community is improved self- esteem for the children and feelings of being valued and listened to; increased levels of respect for people in our community and a wider and deeper understanding of the world in which we live. We think the Rights of the Child are important and our School Council and Rights Champions help to promote these. We want parents, teachers, governors and all pupils to be involved too and understand the Rights of the Child. Please see our School Council Page on the website too for more updates about the work of our Smart Councils.

 

We are proud to be a Rights Respecting School!

You can find out more on the Unicef UK Website and familiarise yourselves with the full list of articles which make up the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child). 

 
Did you know that you are a 'Rights Holder'? All children are 'Rights Holders' according to the UNCRC and adults are the 'Duty Bearers' who must make sure that your rights are being met. Which adults does this mean? 
Please check out the Gallery Section of the Website to see photos and videos from our school Rights Respecting Events!

T. 01388 816 078
E. kingstreet@durhamlearning.net