Rights Respecting School
As a Rights Respecting School, our school community positively promotes Children’s Rights – The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This initiative encourages schools to not only learn about children’s rights but also to encourage respect in all school relationships.
Children are encouraged to be ‘rights givers’ and as such, are encouraged to remember that everyone has the right to:
- feel safe and secure
- be respected
- be heard
- be educated without disruption
- be treated fairly
- learn in a healthy, clean environment
At St Francis Primary we have a Rights Respecting Group which is run by pupils. The pupils organise events and support younger pupils’ understanding of the importance of Children’s Rights.
All children in each class work collaboratively together to create a Classroom Charter. Once the Charter has been agreed each child signs it. This clearly indicates their understanding of the expectations within their classroom and in the school in general.
We want all our pupils to feel safe happy and included in our playground. Together as a school we discussed and used, “The Rights of the Child,” which helped to create our Charter.