We have enrolled on the UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School programme. The aim of the charity is to work with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond.
Here at Barton Clough Primary School, we feel that children’s rights are essential to education even for the youngest children and that the programme will contribute to their development in later life.
Miss Race is currently leading on the school’s Right Respecting School Award, alongside Mrs Crouch. We also have a steering group made up of different children from across the school who are ambassadors for all children in the school. Their role is to discuss how we can embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into our school and raise awareness of them.
We are proud to say we have now achieved the Bronze: Rights Committed award and are currently working towards our Silver: Rights Aware award.
To help us to achieve the silver award, we have monthly Rights assemblies (lead by our steering group), monthly meetings of the steering group to discuss ideas, lessons in school about the Rights and Rights displays in school.