Rights Respecting

Welcome to Slade Primary School, a proud Silver Rights Respecting School!

At Slade Primary, we believe in creating an inclusive and nurturing environment where every child’s rights are respected, protected, and upheld. We are delighted to have achieved the Silver level of recognition in the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) program, an initiative developed by UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) to promote children’s rights worldwide.

What does it mean to be a Silver Rights Respecting School? It means that we have integrated the principles and values of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into our school’s ethos, policies, and practices. The UNCRC is an international treaty that outlines the rights of children in areas such as education, health, protection, and participation.

As a Silver Rights Respecting School, we:

Explicitly embed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in our policy, practice and culture.

We promote knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout our school community.

Put into action and developed the plans outlined on our Action Plan for Silver, which we submitted to achieve Bronze: Rights Committed.

Can see the positive impact of these actions on children and young people, staff, and on the school’s ethos, practice and environment.

Know our children and young people are beginning to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally.

Promote knowledge and understanding: We educate our pupils about their rights and responsibilities, helping them develop an awareness of the rights of others.

Encourage pupil participation: We actively involve our pupils in decision-making processes and provide opportunities for their voices to be heard.

Embed rights into the curriculum: We integrate children’s rights into our teaching and learning, ensuring that our students develop a sense of social justice and empathy.

Promote well-being and positive relationships: We prioritise the well-being and mental health of our pupils, fostering positive relationships and addressing any issues of bullying or discrimination.

Cultivate leadership and management: Our school leaders and staff support and promote the rights-respecting ethos, working together to create a rights-respecting culture.

Enhance communication and community engagement: We value open and effective communication with parents, pupils, and staff, ensuring that everyone’s views and perspectives are heard and respected.

Join us in creating a school where every child’s rights are not just words on paper but lived experiences. Together, we can make a difference!

For more information about the RRSA program and children’s rights, please visit the UNICEF website https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/