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Rights Respecting School

UNICEF: Rights Respecting Schools Award 

At St Cuthberts, we are committed to ensuring children’s well-being is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young people, both in school and within the wider community. As part of this commitment, we are working with Unicef as a Rights Respecting school. We currently have our Bronze award and are working towards our next goal, which is gaining our Silver award.

 

What is a Rights Respecting School?

In a Rights Respecting School, young people and the school community learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day.  The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.

 

There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school;

  • Wellbeing
  • Participation
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem

 

The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.

 

Where are we up to?

We have been awarded the Bronze: Rights Committed for being a Rights Aware School. This means that we are working hard to embed the UNICEF Children’s Rights in our school. This is a big achievement for school and we look forward to now working towards the next level of Silver.

 

 

After receiving our Bronze award in July 2019, we have been working very hard towards achieving Silver, and are now at the ‘Preparing for Silver assessment’ section of the map above.

Home learning 

As we work towards our Silver award, it is really important that the children learn about as many of their rights as possible. We have some weekly resources we would like to share with you to complete with your children during this time. Each week will focus on a different article, and there will be a number of activities to complete that link with this right. As there are a wide range of activities available on the PowerPoint, your children can choose which ones they would like to complete.

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