Rights Respecting Schools

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St James’s Primary School aims to be a school where every aspect of a child is focused on and developed, including the area of well being. As part of our school aim to develop a love of learning within a safe and happy environment in which every person matters, we are working towards recognition as a “Rights Respecting School”. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF and we are thrilled to have received the award.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools award (RRSA) seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school.  A rights respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. The award will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.

It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through the Convention on the Rights of the Child below, If you would like more information about the work of UNICEF or a Rights Respecting School then please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa.

We really hope that you will feel able to support us and your child in working towards our goal of being a ‘Rights Respecting School’.

‘Click here to see a summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child



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