Rights Respecting Schools Award
We have enrolled on the UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School programme. The aim of the charity is to works with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond.
We are proud to say we have also now achieved our ROC (Recognition of Commitment) from UNICEF and in November 2017 we achieved our Level 1 Rights Respecting Award which the steering group have been working towards since the start of last year.
Here at Stanley Grove Primary Academy, we feel that children’s rights are essential to education even for the youngest children and that the programme will contribute to their development in later life.
Mrs Begum and Miss Gillies are currently leading on the school’s Right Respecting work, alongside Mrs Coogan. We also have a steering group made up all children from across key stages 1 and 2 who are ambassadors for all children in the school. The Ambassadors meet up each month to action the Level 1 audit plan.
Our ‘Building the bridge’ project and Learning Outside the Classroom curriculum, are both heavily influenced by the Rights Respecting Articles, and are at the heart of all parts of Stanley Grove life.
In addition to this, there are also rights displays in school, lessons being taught in classes, parent workshops and ‘rights’ assemblies each Monday morning.