Our school is on a Rights Respecting Schools journey!
We have achieved our Bronze Award and are now working towards our Silver Award.
In a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, both adults and children collaboratively work towards a community where children's rights are learnt, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Children and the school community learn about children's rights by putting them into practice every day.
At the core of a Rights Respecting School is a commitment to placing children at the center. UNICEF works with schools to create safe and happy place to learn, where children's talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. Unicef's Rights Respecting School Award plays a significant role to the ethos at Wembley Primary School to give children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and become responsible, active citizens through the Rights Respecting Award. Children should also be given the opportunity to learn about the wider world and understand their responsibilities so that everyone can fulfill their rights. We wish to prepare our children for modern Britain and enable them to be global citizens.
As Rights Respecting Schools create a school environment that values and listens to them, and where relationships and behaviours are positive, we expect that children and young people will enjoy being at school more. Through learning about their rights, and the situation of many other children around the world, children and young people come to value their right to education more highly.
It is a list of Children's Rights that all children and young people, everywhere in the world have, no mater who they are, where they live or what they believe in. The UNCRC has 54 articles that covers all aspects of a child's life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and the government work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
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Each class selects specific articles from the UNCRC to display in their classroom. The children actively participate in choosing articles that will form the basis of their charter.
The rights are worded (and displayed) in language that is meaningful to the children, but are clearly based on particular articles from the Convention.
Each charter also outlines what the children agree to do to ensure the rights are advocated and also what adults (duty bearers) will do to ensure the rights are upheld for every child.
Children and adults who work in the classroom sign the charter in some way e.g a picture of themselves, a symbol that represents them or their name.
The charter are then referred to throughout the year and this helps to ensure that the children continually have their rights met.
This role is advertised and then children apply or vote the ideal candidate for the position. Rights ambassadors ensure that children’s rights are represented and met within School.
Our Rights Respecting Steering Group also known as RRSA Ambassadors are a group of children from across the school who work to ensure that all members of our school community are made aware of the rights afforded to them through the UNCRC. They also ensure that Wembley Primary School respect the rights of others, making our school a happier, safer and more respectful place to learn and work.
Meet our Rights Ambassadors: