Rights Respecting School
As a school we are on a journey to become a ‘Rights Respecting School’. It is not about achieving an award rather a way of ensuring that we have put the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within Throston Primary School and beyond.
At Throston Primary School we teach children 'The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child' (https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-convention-child-rights/) and the Sustainable Development Goals (https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/ and https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/) via our curriculum. The school works on one right per month, this shown in the monthly newsletter (https://www.throstonschool.org.uk/news).
At present we are a ‘Silver: Rights Aware School’. This means we are at the second stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award. This shows we have made good progress towards embedding children’s rights in the school’s policy, practice and ethos. This means:
Our school is explicitly embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in its policy, practice and culture.
We are promoting knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout our school community.
We are putting into action and developing the plans outlined on our Action Plan for Silver, which we submitted to achieve Bronze: Rights Committed.
We are beginning to see the positive impact of these actions on children and young people, staff, and on the school’s ethos, practice and environment.
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.
We are now going for Gold, the third stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award.
Please click on: https://www.throstonschool.org.uk/our-throsties/ to see which of our Throsties links to this award.
United Nations Rights of a Child
Page Updated: 13/09/2021