Rights Respecting School Award

At Farndon, children and adults are working together to recognise and act upon the rights of the child and to embed them into our ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child's talents and abilities to their full potential. They will learn this through the United Nations Conventions on the right of the child (UNCRC). This is a comprehensive human rights treaty that enshrines specific children's rights in international law. It consists of 54 articles. When children are taught to understand their own rights we believe that they will then appreciate and respect the rights of others. Our work on Children's Rights meets Article 1 which makes clear the rights of the child and Article 4 which states we must do all we can to make sure every child can enjoy their rights. Also, we make sure children and adults know about the convention which meets Article 42.

During the year through Personal, Social and Emotional (PSD) class activities, events and assembly themes, our children will learn that:

  • They have rights and that they should be informed of those rights.

  • They should be helped to exercise and enforce their rights.

  • Those rights should lead to responsible actions.

 In addition children can benefit with:

  • Improved self esteem and well being.

  • Improved behaviour and relationships.

  •  Enhanced moral understanding and support for Global justice.

  •  Positive attitudes towards diversity in society.

We currently hold the Levle 1 Rights Respecting Schools award and now we plan to work towards achieving level 2.

During the Autumn Term the Rights Ambassadors within our School Council will decide upon the articles that we should closely look at this year and we will have a Calendar of rights and values.

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