Rights Respecting Schools


At Dalry Primary School we believe in the importance of developing and maintaining a positive Rights Respecting ethos and celebrating success, no matter how small.

Our Class and Whole School Charters demonstrate the following:

· All children and young people have the right to an education, which should be free.  Discipline in schools should respect children’s human dignity.  Young people should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education that they are capable of (Article 28 and 29)

· Children have a right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinion taken into account (Article 12 and 13)

This Rights Respecting ethos is achievable when positive relationships with children, parents and families are built and maintained and when positive behaviour strategies are in place.

We have developed a rights-based positive relationships strategy called ‘Doing Right at Dalry’ and have achieved our GOLD status.

Gold: Rights Respecting is the highest stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award (after Bronze: Rights Committed and Silver: Rights Aware).  It is granted by Unicef UK to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos, as outlined in the three RRSA Strands.

To ensure we are still having an impact on children, the RRSA beyond Gold will focus on sustainable Rights Respecting practice, with the school  sustainably embedding the CRC in policy, practice and ethos. It’s about keeping rights explicit and strengthening and deepening our current work.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Child Friendly Language