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Ethos & Values

Rights Respecting Rangers

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.

What is the RRSA?
The RRSA stands for Rights Respecting School Award and it helps schools become aware of children’s rights and teach them how to practice them. The award is not just about all the children (rights holders) it is also important for adults (duty bearers) too. Adults and children work together to create a better environment, so that children can feel safe, respected and enjoy life. Together there are three levels of the Rights Respecting Award (RRSA): Bronze, Silver and Gold.
So what are you waiting for…
Go and find out more @https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/Rights and Responsibilities at Elmgrove

Rights Respecting Rangers:

At Elmgrove Primary School and Nursery, we have selected children to be our Rights Respecting Rangers. Our Rights Respecting Rangers are very proud of their role in school. Chosen from across the school they lead other pupils in developing their understanding of the UNCRC United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child.

This year our meetings will look differently than in previous years.  We have allocated different year groups to take on Rights Respecting responsibilities.
Year 6 will team up with the School Council.
Year 5 will be called Global Citizens group focusing on campaigning.
Year 4 and Year 3 – will lead some of the ‘whole school’ assemblies to deliver key rights information.

Meet our Rights Respecting Rangers – coming soon. 

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At Elmgrove, children come first and our priority is to deliver high quality teaching and learning whilst at the same time providing rich and truly enjoyable learning experiences for our community of children.  Everything we do as a school is to ensure that the children achieve their very best. We are deeply aware that children only get one chance at their primary education and it is our job to ensure that they all reach for the highest levels of personal achievement and development.

We want every child to be successful; to reach for success from the very first day they join us and throughout their school lives so that when they leave us, they have a love of learning for the rest of their lives.

At Elmgrove Primary School and Nursery we will strive to:

  • Provide a secure and stimulating environment that is conducive to all children having the opportunity to reach their full potential;
  • Have regard and respect for the experiences, knowledge and cultural diversity that every child brings to school.  To use this as a foundation for improving standards;
  • Value the achievements of all children, both in and out of school and provide opportunities to develop self-confidence and a positive self-image;
  • Provide a supportive culture in which all staff are encouraged to extend, develop and share their expertise;
  • Ensure that issues of equal opportunities are considered in all our work;
  • Provide a curriculum based on the National Curriculum and Foundation Stage Curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant, progressive and appropriately differentiated;
  • Offer all children equal access to the curriculum and school life in the community where individual differences are appreciated, celebrated, understood and accepted;
  • Encourage children to become good citizens, by developing caring attitudes and respect towards themselves, other children, adults, their school and their community;
  • Recognise that children are constantly developing and ensure that the curriculum offered to them is appropriate to that development;
  • Encourage each individual to take responsibility for his/her behaviour and to act as a good role model to others.