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    We are a Rights Respecting School

    The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools work.  The award helps our children to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community.

    We are proud to be a Rights Respecting School and achieved our Rights Respecting School Award in July 2016. Children’s rights thread through our school ethos and culture, developing children’s understanding of their rights and the rights of others.

    Children’s rights are:

    UNIVERSAL – Rights are for all children all over the world

    INHERENT – All children are born with these rights

    INALIENABLE – Rights cannot be taken away

    UNCONDITIONAL – Rights do not have to be earnt

    INDIVISABLE – All rights are equally important

    We aim to develop children’s awareness of their rights, and develop their awareness of the rights of others, helping them to become ‘global citizens’.

    Staff listen to children and children show respect for each other and for adults. We explain key rights to children through group time discussions, encouraging them to recognise rights by looking at and talking about pictures from UNICEF and elsewhere. We use the language of rights in everyday situations and encourage children to make choices and decisions about their learning and each of our staff team has a right that they champion. We encourage children to reflect on how their behaviour affects those around them, and use a conflict resolution approach to give children the skills to resolve their conflicts, building a positive and safe learning environment for all.

    We talk to families about rights and our Steering Group including governors, parents and carers plans ensures that children’s rights are reflected in our teaching and learning as well as our values and ethos and children about their rights at home with our ‘Rights Respecting Teddy’.

    Children are encouraged to consider  their own environment but to also be aware of those countries where children may not be having their rights met, for instance where clean water, food or  education are not available for all children.

    UN Convention on the Rights of the Child consists of 54 articles based around children’s rights to development, participation, protection and survival.

    At Goodway Nursery School we particularly focus upon the following rights, and staff members have taken on the role of champion for these rights.

    Realising the Rights of Every Child

    Click on the link to see a short video explaining about children's rights

    Click on the following links to access the Child Friendly UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Summary:

    Child Friendly UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Summary

    Click on the following links to access Unicef Rights Respecting School Award

    Click on the follwing link to view our rights and values 

    Goodway Rights and Values