(Right to education)
Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free. Secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s human dignity. Wealthy countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Your right to learn and to go to school.
What is UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award?
The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
How does my school become a Rights Respecting School?
- At Lady Margaret Primary School, we make sure the best interests of the child are a top priority in all actions. Adults are committed to placing the values and principles of the Convention at the heart of all policies and practices.
- The whole school community is learning about the convention with a shared understanding to work for global justice and sustainable living.
- Children and adults collaborate to develop and maintain a rights-respecting school community in all areas and in all aspects of life based on the Convention.
- Lady Margaret Primary School aims to empower all children to become active citizens and learners.
At Lady Margaret Primary, we strongly believe that every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them and to have their views taken seriously. At Lady Margaret Primary our pupils will develop the confidence, through their experience of a rights-respecting school community, to play an active role in their own learning and to speak and act for the rights of all children to be respected locally and globally.
For more information about the Rights Respecting School Award, please go to: http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/
For more information about the UNICEF, please go to: http://www.unicef.org.uk/
For the UN Convention Child Friendly Rights of the child, go to: http://www.unicef.org/rightsite/files/uncrcchilldfriendlylanguage.pdf