Rights Respecting School
We are a Rights Respecting School.
What is a Rights Respecting School?
The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is an initiative run by UNICEF UK, which encourages schools to place the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of its ethos and curriculum. A Rights Respecting School teaches the children about their Rights, it also models rights and respect in all its relationships, whether between children or between children and adults.
To find out more about the award please see click the link
Click here to find out about The Articles of the United Nations Rights of a child:
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights, our pupils also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.
Within our school we encourage the children to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them. This allows them to build on their own sense of responsibility to maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school grounds.
We have a Whole School Agreement which is comprised of the rights staff have agreed from the articles of the United Nations Rights of a Child. Click below for the Whole School Agreement:
Chater Whole School Agreement
We also have Class Charters where each year group have focused on certain rights. The children will build upon these as they go through the year. Click below for the Class Charters:
Rights Respecting Steering Group:
Here are our Rights Respecting Champions
To help us steer our school on our Rights Respecting Journey we have our School Council who are also our Rights Respecting Steer Group. The Steering group meet at least once every three weeks. They also take part in at least one assembly each half term. The Rights Respecting School Steering Group’s role is to make sure that every child within our school feels as though they have a ‘voice’ and that they are listened to and treated fairly. The Steering group discuss ideas to improve the school and ways to raise money for the school and charities.
The Steering group is currently working to raise money for UNICEF’s education programme. They are working towards holding a second hand uniform sale. They are also working towards collecting old shoes for the Clarkes ShoeShare campaign. ShoeShare helps children around the world access their right to education.
To find out more about ShoeShare please click this link. ShoeShare: RRSA and Clarks.
Look our for a new Blog on the School Council page which will be providing School Council and Steering Group news updates.
Our Journey so far
Chater gained the Level 1 Rights Respecting Award in 2015. Since then we have been working on the rights of children throughout our school.
We have rights on each of our working displays. We also have the rights embedded in all of our planned lessons and policies.
We have had a dedicated focus on helping our children to learn about and to understand the difference between wants and needs. They understand that needs are what we have the right to have.
We have added adult’s voices to all of our Class Charters to help children understand that adults are Duty Bearers. They have the responsibility to help all children maintain their rights. This has helped to strengthen even further, the relationship and respect between children and adults within our school. The children feel confident in telling adults if they feel their rights are not being met.
The Rights Respecting Award is a journey and we invite all parents to join us on it.
Please ask your child about this work. Do ask us if you have any questions or if you feel you might be able to contribute to this essential aspect of Chater Infant School.