A Rights Respecting School promotes the UN convention on the rights of the child. This is an important part of our school ethos and central to the way we teach and learn. We want to support children in becoming global citizens and ensure children achieve because they feel included and valued within our school community. We want children at Middlestone Moor Primary school to learn about their rights and feel empowered about their education. We also want children to understand that with their rights come responsibilities. All our classrooms have individual charters which remind the children of their rights and responsibilities.
In our school we have a system of family groups. These are well known British animals and birds: fox, falcon, badger, duck, otter, deer and seal . All children from Year One to Year Six are in one of these groups and we ensure that they are joined by their siblings. The sessions are every fortnight. In these we discuss children’s rights, global citizenship, current affairs and much more. In our Early Years Unit the children are introduced to the language of rights and follow a simple class charter.
What does it mean to be a Rights Respecting school? Watch this video to find out more:
Watch this video that our children have made about Family Groups, Family Points and Family Star:
If you would like to know more about the work of UNICEF please visit the UNICEF website.