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Heath Mount Primary School

'Together Everyone Achieves More'

UNICEF Rights Respecting School

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

What is the Rights Respecting School Award?

 

The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is an initiative run by UNICEF UK, which encourages schools to place the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of its ethos and curriculum.

To achieve this award, staff, parents and pupils need to have an understanding of the Articles which make up the Convention and know how they can use these articles in their daily lives.

 

The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.

 

Heath Mount Primary School is a Bronze Rights Committed School

 

We are proud to announce that Heath Mount Primary School has successfully achieved the Unicef UK Bronze - Right Committed Award for our rights-respecting work.  In order to achieve this award, the school had to demonstrate the following;

 

  • Teaching the children the Articles and the meaning of them;
  • Working with the children to promote the Articles in a way that is meaningful to them;
  • Displaying the Articles around school and in classrooms to reinforce the meaning;
  • Talking about the Articles in lessons such as PSHE, Topic, English and whenever they can link to the subject being taught;
  • Including the aims of the Convention in our policies;
  • Sharing the values of the Convention through our assemblies.

 

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