North Baddesley Infant School
Happy, valued and growing together
RRR - Rights Respect Responsibilities
Children's rights are central to all aspects of UNICEF's work and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is embedded into our curriculum. Our Rights Respect Responsibilities section links to UNICEF’s work on children’s rights and responsibilities.
Our home-school agreement is based around these rights and responsibilities and key members of the school community are asked to sign to say they agree to follow these. This is why, when you first start school, your family are given this for you both to sign. The Headteacher and Chair of Governors also sign the agreement as a sign of our commitment to work together. This is very important because at school we work together so that not only are your rights ensured, but your responsibilities are clear. With rights, come responsibilities and you cannot have one without the other. Please click here* to view our home-school agreement.
We are currently working towards achieving the Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools (RRS) Award. A Rights Respecting School not only teaches about childrens' and human rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: teacher/adults-pupils; pupils-teacher/adults; pupils-pupils.
For a school to receive the RRS Award, they must show evidence that they have reached the required Standard in each of four aspects, all of which contain elements contributing to the development of an active global citizen:
- Leadership and management for embedding the values of the UNCRC in the life of the school
- Knowledge and understanding of the UNCRC
- Rights respecting classrooms
- Pupils actively participate in decision-making throughout the school
UNICEF aims to promote children’s rights in schools in two ways: by supporting schools to ensure that rights are embedded in their ethos and policy-making; and by offering resources and activities to ensure that children and young people can learn about children’s rights in the classroom and beyond.
UNICEF produces a range of resources about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, aimed at children and young people and their teachers. Please visit their website for more information.