- About Us
- Rights Respecting
This term we are looking at Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
We have used the Unicef articles from the Rights of the Child when thinking about our rights and responsibilities. Click on this link to download the articles. Find out more about the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools award by clicking here.
At All Saints, we understand how important it is for us as children to have rights, in order to help us lead healthy, safe and happy lives. Alongside these rights, we know that we also have responsibilities, so that we are not preventing others from enjoying their rights too. This page shows a few of the things we have been doing as we move forward on our learning journey about rights and responsibilities.
We felt it was important to include the ethos of Rights Respecting Schools when revisiting our values, aims and purposes. For more information on how we went about doing this, please click on this link to take you to our 'news' page.
At All Saints we have been working towards achieving level 1 of the Rights Respecting Schools Award. This is an award created by Unicef that is presented to schools who are using its messages in all aspects of their learning. From classroom and lunchtime charters, to our new values, to the language we use when dealing with problems and issues, to the skills we use to help us learn, we have been trying hard to embody the ethos of what it is to be a Rights Respecting school, and our 'rights and responsibilities' throughout our school day (and beyond).
On Monday 21st May, Mr Powell from Unicef came in to see if our school is demonstrating that it is a Rights Respecting school. We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully achieved our Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools award! Take a look at the special certificate we have received, which hangs pride of place in our reception area.
We are now looking to develop our understanding and application of the ethos of Rights Respecting Schools by working towards level 2.
We are currently revisiting our values, aims and purposes as a school, in order to provide the optimum learning environment and experience for our pupils and school community. We have so far held two 'twilight' sessions, where children, staff, parents and governors have thought about how we can achieve this.
At the moment, we have come up with different adjectives that describe our school, which tie in very closely with our rights and responsibilities. From this point, we thought about how we can extend our knowledge and use of Rights Respecting schools and use it to help us create our new aims. To do this, we looked at the key elements common to successful schools, as well as the values upheld by Christian schools.
We are now at the stage of having gathered ideas and opinions about what our school should aim for in 4 key areas, and will use this feedback to help us develop our aims.
Take a look at the information below to see what we have achieved so far:
Miss S heard a song called 'Count on Me' by Bruno Mars on the radio recently, and thought it really summed up a lot of the great qualities that understanding and following our rights and responsibilities promotes, in particular the right to have friends, and the responsibility to be kind and look after our friends.
Rubies class learnt the song in ONE DAY! using story-mapping actions and pictures to help them remember the words. We have performed it to the school in our Friday assembly, and we will also perform it to parents as part of our celebration assembly. Listen to the whole class sing the song by clicking the link below. Lots of Rubies also did solos: check out the Ruby class page to hear the top 6 as voted for by the class!