Rights Respecting Schools
You have the right to education which develops your personality, respect for other’s rights and the environment.
Article 29 of the UNCRC says that a child or young person’s education should help their mind, body and talents be the best they can. It should also build their respect for other people and the world around them. In particular, they should learn to respect:
• their rights and the rights of others
• their freedoms and the freedoms of others
• their parents
• the identity, language and values of countries including their own.
Education should prepare children and young people for a responsible life in a free society. It should teach them how to live in an understanding and tolerant way that is non-violent and that respects the environment.
Article 2: All children have rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.
Article 42: You have the right to know your rights! Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too.
RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS AWARD
At Mulberry Park ET we have a commitment to our ethos and encourage our children to have an understanding of their rights.
We are very pleased to have been awarded the first stage of Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA), Bronze: Rights Committed, and are currently working towards achieving silver accreditation.
We are always striving to create the best possible learning environment for our children and this achievement shows that we are committed to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school.
We have set up a pupil-led steering group and have an action plan to ensure that:
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) underpins our values and decision making in school
The whole school learns about the CRC and respects the rights of others
Children are empowered to become active learners and active local and global citizens.
We recently ran a workshop for parents in the Autumn term to provide more information about the above.