Rights Respecting School

What is a Rights Respecting School?

Park Lane School aims to be a school where all our pupils feel happy, safe and respected. Now that our school has been awarded the Bronze – Rights Committed Award, we are working towards achieving Silver – Rights Aware Award. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. A summary of these rights are available below.

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.

If you would like more information about the work of UNICEF or a Rights Respecting School then please visit www.unicef.org.uk  

UNCRC – United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child

RRS – Rights Respecting School

RRSA – Rights Respecting School Award

UNICEF – United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

Out next steps to achieve silver:

  1. Teaching and Learning about rights: for the whole school community through training, curriculum, assemblies, topics, focus days/weeks, displays.
  2. Teaching and Learning through rights: by modelling rights respecting language and attitudes, and making strategic decisions that involve students.
  3. Being ambassadors for the rights of others: developing as rights respecting citizens.

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