Rights Respecting Schools
Article 1: Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention.
Article 2: The Convention applies to everyone: whatever their race, religion or abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from.
Article 3: The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award programme supports schools to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC or CRC) in their practice to improve well-being and help all children to realise their potential.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others; their responsibilities.
Cedars Academy pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school grounds.
RRSA links with our School Values, Restorative Practices and the work we do promoting Global Citizenship and Equal Opportunities and supports our Healthy School, Eco School accreditation.
We also have Rights Respecting School Ambassadors. Their role is to make sure that every child within our school feels as though they have a ‘voice’ and that they are listened to and treated fairly. Alongside School Council and Eco Council they ensure that they represent the ideas and opinions of the school.
We are looking forward to learning all about our rights and constructing our classroom charters, we are also hoping to make a video showing our work, so watch this space...
Follow the link below for our RRSA Action Plan: