Rights Respecting School

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

OLM aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.  As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of UNICEF UK. We have already received a Bronze Award for our work so far and are now working towards achieving a Silver Award in June. Our pupils learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.

We really hope that you will be able to support us on our journey towards becoming a UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School. After Christmas, our newsletters will feature a ‘Right of the Month’ which will be chosen by our Pupil Council. By discussing the Rights of the Child at home it will further embed the Rights Respecting School culture we are working towards. For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit:  www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa


Our pupils have created this interactive slide show to give you some more information about Children’s Rights. It includes their own drawings for each right and is written in child friendly language. Click here to access our child friendly rights presentation.


This year, OLM are aiming to achieve the Silver Award which will recognise all the hard work our staff and pupils have put in to raising awareness of Children’s Rights and including it in all aspects of the curriculum. An ambassador from UNICEF will be coming to assess our work in June. Click here to read our Action Plan for the Silver Award.

Our class teachers worked closely with their pupils at the start of the year to create a Class Charter. Class Charters support  positive learning environments for our pupils and helps raise awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Our Class Charters help to establish and build shared values and relationships within our school. Have a look at some of our charters below.

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