Clavering Primary School

  1. Learning
  2. OTHER ASPECTS OF LEARNING
  3. RRSA

RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL

At Clavering Primary School, children’s rights are at the heart of all we aim for.

We provide a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment where everyone is respected and learning is valued. We have high expectations in all areas and work towards developing confident, successful, determined and well-rounded children.

We are currently on a journey to become a Rights Respecting School and, at present, are a Bronze: Rights Committed school.

Achieving Bronze: Rights Committed means that:

  • we have introduced the RRSA Three Strands into the school community
  • the school’s senior leadership team (SLT) understands what is involved in the Award and is committed to embarking on the UNICEF UK Rights Respecting journey
  • the right foundations are in place for our school’s journey to the second stage of the Award, Silver: Rights Aware

We are now going for Silver: Rights Aware, which is the second stage of the Rights Respecting School Award. We have an Action Plan for Silver in place which prioritises our areas for development and identifies actions for each of the RRSA strands.

At Clavering Primary School, we teach children the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-convention-child-rights/) through our curriculum and within the school community. We learn about rights, through rights and for rights.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The basic needs that should be met so children and young people grow up to reach their full potential are enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The rights are international law. Most of the countries in the world have signed to make this domestic law in their country. These rights describe what a child needs to survive, grow, and live up to their potential in the world. They apply equally to every child, no matter who they are or where they come from. All children have rights, even those affected by conflict or emergencies. There are 53 articles (rights) in the convention.

Class Charters

Every class has a child rights-based charter or agreements to support a positive learning environment for children in the classroom. Our class charters help to make the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) more prominent and relevant. The charters not only provide an opportunity to learn about specific articles from the CRC, but helps to establish and build shared values and relationships for creating a rights respecting ethos in the classroom and across a school context.

Rights Respecting Bear

Each class from Reception to Year 2 has a Rights Respecting bear. The children take their class bear home with them and make sure they enjoy their rights. A copy of the CRC is sent home with the bears. Families are then encouraged to share photographs of their rights being respected via Class Dojo.

We are extremely proud of our children, staff and school. We hope that you will continue to support us on our Rights Respecting journey. 

For more information on the Rights Respecting Award, visit the UNICEF website. https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/