Rights Respecting Schools

Rights Respecting School

We are very proud to be a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. The award recognises our achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into practice in our school and beyond.
Having achieved our Recognition of Commitment in November 2014 we worked very hard to ensure that children’s rights were at the heart of our whole school ethos and all teaching and learning.
In March 2018 we were delighted to be awarded with Silver accreditation and have continued to embed the UNCRC in our curriculum and ethos. We have a very committed and hardworking Rights Respecting school (RRS) committee who lead our work within this area. Since August 2018 the introduction of a Pupil Voice group (Talking Team) has ensured that a greater number of pupils have played an important role in developing our approach to Children’s rights.
We have a number of charters throughout the school based on the UNCRC. These are created in collaboration with the children to agree appropriate behaviours to ensure a rights respecting classroom/playground/gym hall and lunch hall.
At present we are working towards the gold level Rights Respecting School award; the highest stage of the award. We are confident that we can demonstrate our commitment to embedding rights throughout St. John’s and become a Gold Rights Respecting School!

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2 Awards we have received alreadyIMG_1999

2 of our Fabulous Classroom Charters

Our Playground Charter

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Play Pals helping out at our Buddy Benches!
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Our RRS Committee have had a very busy time.

They welcomed parent members and Joanne Hood, our school Chaplain to their meeting. They have been working hard on a new gym hall charter.rrs

They were so proud to show members of the newly formed RRS Committee from Woodside Primary round our school to let them see how we embed children’s rights in our school. rrs4

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