We are a Right Respecting School
In June 2019, we were awarded Gold as a Unicef Rights Respecting School. This came after a lot of hard work from the children and staff at the school and we are very proud of our achievement. The full report can be viewed below.
As a school community we worked together to promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This helped us to celebrate learning and teaching which encouraged respect for ourselves and others. Through the Gold award we further developed ways of involving all of our pupils regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, disability and nationality.
The report from Unicef regarding our bid for Gold stated that it was evident that children’s rights are embedded across the school and underpin every facet of school life. Unicef pointed out the following as being particular strengths of the school:
• The use of the ABCDE of Rights at the centre of The Rosary’s strategy to deepen the whole school's understanding of the rights.
• The use of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to support all members of this Catholic Faith school, where a significant number of the children are from different faiths, to respect and embrace difference and participate in school.
• The high aspirations of the children for themselves and their level of confidence when they talked about the CRC, their participation, their school and their learning, was inspirational.
As a school community we work together to promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in all that we do. As a Rights Respecting School, it has helped us to celebrate learning and teaching which encourages respect for ourselves and others. This has also helped us further develop ways of involving all our pupils regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, nationality and religion to become more empowered in the day to day running and the strategic vision of the school.
Some of the ways we illustrate this is through embedding the articles into our policies, School Development Plan, our positive behaviour approaches and strategies, curriculum and planning. We want our children to become leaders of the school, steering the school towards excellence, whilst developing citizenship and knowledge related to British values, examples of this are through the UNICEF Steering Group, School, and Faith, councils.
The UNCRC is embedded in our mission statement: Jesus Christ, Son of Mary, Son of God, is the centre of The Rosary Community where we live, love and learn together. UNCRC Articles, 3 The Best Interests of the Child, 12 Respect for the views of the child, 13 Freedom of expression, 14 Freedom of thought, belief and religion, and Article 29 Developing every child’s personality and talents, are direct examples of this.