Grangetown Primary School’s Rights Respecting School Award Journey (RRSA)
During the last academic year, Grangetown Primary School has been on a journey to be recognised as a Rights Respecting School. As a whole school, we have been continuing to create a safe and inspiring environment for pupils to learn, be inspired believe in themselves and to celebrate everyone’s achievements. Everyone is respected, everyone has the right to the best education and everyone thrives to the best of their ability in everything that they do.
We have been using and embedding the UN Rights of the Child within our school day, enabling children to understand and have knowledge of their rights. This will help children to know how they can lead a happy, healthy life and how to be a respectful and responsible member of the community.
Our school has a Rights Respecting Steering Group which meets every two weeks with Miss Armstrong and a member of the school Governors team. During these meetings, we discuss children’s rights, go into greater depth about what children’s rights are and what each of the Articles mean. At the end of each meeting, the children take away with them an activity or task to complete with their class and teacher. These activities or tasks and the discussion that is developed from doing them, makes sure that children’s rights are a running thread through our school day as well as running throughout or curriculum.
As well as discussion these rights in the Steering Group meetings, in classrooms and assemblies, we also discuss and explore them when learning opportunities arise from around the world (Picture News weekly articles), charity events and special events in the school calendar. This allows our children to understand that every child has the same rights and all rights are equally weighted.
Please see below a copy of the UN Rights of a Child Articles. Each class has a copy of this displayed in the classroom so it is seen daily by the children and referred to at any point throughout the day. Each class has made a class charter which they have discussed, debated and freely spoken about which articles they are passionate about, whilst keeping in mind that all articles are equally weighted. These class charters are displayed are displayed in each classroom alongside the UN Rights of a Child Articles poster.
At the end of the last academic year, we were awarded the Bronze: Rights Committed award! This is an amazing start to our Rights Respecting School journey and we are very excited to carry it on and achieve the Silver and Gold Awards.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about us being a Rights Respecting School, please do get in touch.