Parkview Primary

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Rights Respecting School

In Parkview Primary School we believe that children’s rights are at the heart of all we do.  


What is the Rights Respecting School Award?

The- Rights Respecting School’s Award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.

A Rights Respecting School not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers/adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils. Children’s rights are central to all aspects of UNICEF’s work, including education, and we use the UNCRC as a framework for our activities.

 Key principles and provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

The UNCRC consists of 54 articles. A ‘child’ is defined as every human being below the age of 18.

The key provisions are:

  • The right to a childhood
  • The right to be educated
  • The right to be healthy
  • The right to be treated fairly
  • The right to be heard

Please click here to view the UNCRC articles.

 Why teach about the Convention?

Teaching children and young people about the UNCRC means that they can find out about the legal and human rights and responsibilities that underpin society. By learning about the Convention, children and young people in the UK can discover that:

  • They have rights
  • They should be informed about their rights
  • They should be helped to exercise their rights
  • They should be able to enforce their rights
  • There should be a community of interest to advocate young people’s rights

We have a Rights Respecting Committee which is a pupil led group with children from P2 – P7. We meet regularly to promote and celebrate rights within Parkview Primary.


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