Lady Margaret Primary is a Rights Respecting School

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

Article 29

 

(Goals of education)

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

Your right to become the best that you can be.

Article 2

(Without discrimination)

The Convention applies to every child whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say, no matter what type of family they come from.

All children have these rights no matter what!

 

 

Article 28

 

(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.

 

 

Article 3

(Best interests of the child) 

The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all actions concerning children.

Everyone who works with children should always do what is best for each child.

 

 

Article 12

(Respect for the views of the child)

Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.

Your right to say what you think should happen and be listened to.

 

 


UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. Every child, no matter who they are or where they live, has the right to grow up safe, happy and healthy. 

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

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