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Elmgrove is a Rights Respecting School. This UNICEF award (RRSA Silver Award) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.
Rights and Responsibilities at Elmgrove
The children learn about their responsibilities, and everyone is included. They learn that we all need to respect the rights of others and that if we all work together, we can make a better school and better community for everyone.
What does it mean?
On the 20th November 1989 the world made a set of promises for every child on earth. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international statement of all of those promises. UNICEF protects and promotes those rights. Those rights try to make sure that every child is healthy, educated, treated fairly and listened to. They also make sure that all children are protected from violence, abuse and exploitation.
At Elmgrove we believe to achieve the following:
Article 12: You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
Article 24: You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
Article 17: You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources. Adults should make sure that the information you are getting is not harmful, and help you find and understand the information you need.
Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
Our Rights Respecting Rangers: Our rangers have been selected from years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Our rights respecting rangers meet every two weeks on Wednesdays with Mrs Patel and Mrs Chadha, our RRSA lead teachers. During those meetings they discuss things we need to focus on as a school, to promote the importance of the Articles. Our rangers have done an amazing work so far in supporting the whole school and its’ community. Their enthusiasm, devotion and huge sense of responsibility have been outstanding.
Elmgrove Primary and Nursery aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a Gold ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
Elmgrove Primary and Nursery pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.
We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through our questions & answers on the back of this letter, and also find a bit more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting unicef.org.uk/crc.
Watch this space for more details