Rights Respecting Schools
Meet WILF, he is our Rights Respecting Schools Mascot. He was designed by Jessica in class 3
WILF reminds us that we all have the to fresh Water, the right to express our Ideas, the right to be Listened to and the right to nutritious Food. He now takes pride of place on our Rights Respecting notice board and every time we pass him in the corridor, we are all reminded of the very important message he represents every day.
We are incredibly proud of the work our school has done to achieve a Recognition of Commitment to becoming a Rights Respecting School. Our Rights Respecting School Council meet regularly to ensure we proactively embed these vital values into everything we do.
As a Catholic school, we believe that the dignity and uniqueness of every child in our care should be protected and celebrated.
We use the UN Convention on the Rights f the Child (CRC) to help us to do this. We seek to embed the CRC into our curriculum as widely as possible, both in classrooms and whole school assemblies. We have developed classroom charters, which use the rights to help children to remember how to respect the rights of others in their class.
Children understand that everyone has rights, both adults and children, and alongside rights go the responsibility to respect the rights of others. This includes respect for parents, their values and culture. Please see our ‘Right of the Month’ on our newsletter and feel free to discuss this with your child.
We are currently working towards achieving the Silver Rights Respecting Award – we will keep you posted!
See https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-child-convention-rights for more information about the UNCRC