Rights Respecting School

Good News!

Newmilns Primary and ECC is gained a Rights Respecting Schools Bronze Award.  We are now working towards our Silver!  We hope to achieve this towards the end of the calendar year or early 2020.

Primary 5/6 worked together to develop our school charter.

RRSA single page

We will review this charter as we move towards silver but this is the basis of how we can all ensure that our rights are met and that we behave in a rights respecting way,

We are currently learning about each of these articles in more depth at assemblies.  After which we will explore what the other key articles mean to us.

The RRSA team have organised a simple activity for Comic Relief.  They delivered a short presentation at assembly explaining the need for such a charity and highlighted the different rights we take for granted that are not available to some children.

We are working to become a UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School!

In 1989, Governments across the world promised all children the same rights by following the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child, the UNCRC for short! The Convention outlines what countries must do so that all children grow as healthy as possible, can learn at school, are protected, have their views listened to, and are treated fairly. We will be learning about our rights and using them throughout the school so that everyone feels happy, safe and respected.

At assemblies the children have learned about Rights Respecting School through video clips and have developed their understanding of Rights through categorising wants and needs.  The children have learned a song about rights and sang it to parents at the Harvest Assembly.

The Rights Respecting School committee have decided to introduce a new right every fortnight to support the whole school in learning about our rights. So far we have looked at Article 2, 28, 29, 19 and 12.

We have also looked at our core values and we have linked these to our rights, in light of our work with Children’s rights we will be reviewing our Aims and Core values with our whole school community.

Each class now has a Class Charter displayed in their classroom to show the rights and responsibilities that are important for us to follow. The Class Charters were made and decided together as a whole class so that staff and children can work together to help us be the best we can be!

If you want to find out more about the different articles within the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child click the link below:

There are 54 articles, or rights, in the convention.

The letters below have been issued to parents to give them more information about RRSA.

Attachment for parental letter

RRSA bronze parental letter