Rights Respecting Schools Award
We are a Silver Rights Respecting School and our vision is to become a school where we continue to develop:
- Teaching and Learning about Rights
Children, staff and the wider school community know about and understand the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and can describe how it impacts on their lives and on the lives of children everywhere.
- Teaching and Learning through Rights (Ethos & Relationships)
In school children enjoy the rights enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This includes relationships that are positive and founded on dignity and mutual respect. Children are safe and protected and know what to do if they need support. Their social and emotional wellbeing is a priority and they learn to develop healthy lifestyles. They are included and are valued as individuals. They value education and are involved in making decisions about their learning.
- Teaching and Learning for Rights (Participation, Empowerment & Action)
Children know that their views are taken seriously and they take action to claim their rights and promote the rights of others, locally and globally.
We are Rights Respecting!
What an informative and fun-filled day we had for World Environment Day! We learnt about all the ways we can look after our Earth as we only have one!
World Environment Day started with an assembly for KS1, which was a book called Thank you, Earth. Children all showed us we have #OnlyOneEarth.
Green for World Environment Day!
We are very excited for our Themed Day next Wednesday!
Our Assembly focus this month was Article 19 of the UNCRC:
You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.
We learnt about the importance of being kind. We read a story called Walk Tall about Gemma the Giraffe and how some of the animals were unkind to her.
At our school we say "Stop it, I don't like it!" if someone is being unkind to us.
This months Assembly was about World Health Day.
UNCRC Article 24-You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
Children learnt about all the things they need to stay healthy such as good hygiene and enough sleep. They also learnt about all the adults that are responsible for keeping them healthy.
World Health Day Assembly
Happy Easter to our Minet Community!
This months Steering Group Meeting we were given an Agenda to discuss ideas for the new school refurbishment. The Ambassadors were amazing at discussing various ideas and doing some designing!
Steering Group Meeting March 2022
The Amazing Learning!
Ready for Fairtrade Day
We are very excited to learn about Fairtrade on Wednesday 23rd February as part of our RRSA!
You have the right to protection from work that harms you, and is bad for your health and education. If you work, you have the right to be safe and paid fairly.
EXCITING MENU FOR FAIRTRADE DAY
We received a certificate from UNICEF UK recognizing our efforts in Shoeshare.
We had our Steering Group meeting today with the Ambassadors. Can you guess what event we are preparing for in school?
We are ALL Equal!
All children have these rights, no matter who
they are, where they live, what their parents do,
what language they speak, what their religion is,
whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture
is, whether they have a disability, whether they
are rich or poor. No child should be treated
unfairly on any basis.
On Monday 17th January 2022 it is Martin Luther King Day.
Can you find out more about this man?
Questions you might want to ask are:
Who was he?
Where was he born?
What did he do?
Why is there a special day to remember him?
The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive.
Our Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as our guide, we are working with more UK schools than almost any other organisation. Over 1.6 million children in the UK go to a Rights Respecting School and nearly 5,000 schools up and down the country are working through the Award. Schools work with us on a journey to become fully Rights Respecting.
The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.
We are a Fairtrade School. This means joining a worldwide movement – a movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world.
It offers a great opportunity to look at global issues such as where our food comes from and how we are connected to people around the world.
Teaching about Fairtrade fits different curriculum areas, especially Geography, Citizenship and PSHE.